Risk reduction = reward
Article and photo by Terri Wiebold
In celebration of October’s National Fire Safety Week, The Exchange Coffee House, located in The Canyons development on the east side of I-25 in the City of Castle Pines, hosted South Metro Fire Rescue for a fire escape planning day.
South Metro Fire Rescue Risk Reduction Specialist Einar Jensen presented information about fire prevention and how to stay safe, what to do in case of a fire, and how to prevent a fire in the first place. He also discussed fire pits, electrical tricks and tips, as well as where to place a grill on your property.
Jensen encouraged attendees to make an evacuation plan with their families, practice the plan, go to the family meeting place (as part of the plan), take a picture of the family at the meeting place, and email Jensen the picture. In return, Jensen will send everyone in the photo 12 years of age and younger a certificate for free ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.
“Fire safety is a year-round effort,” said Jensen. “I encourage every family to make a plan and practice it. The ice cream is just a bonus.”
Email your photo and home address to Jensen at ReducingRisk@southmetro.org. To learn more about making a family fire escape plan, email Jensen at Einar.firstname.lastname@example.org.