The Fire & Burn Foundation has teamed with the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation to bring their in-school program, FISE, to the Inland Empire. The goal of FISE is to bring burn prevention to "each child, each year" in schools and in the students' native languages. The FISE program is a 30-minute presentation taught by firefighters who volunteer to be trained and to bring lifesaving information to their communities.
The FISE curriculum teaches 7 key skills:
- Stop, Drop & Roll - the most effective method of extinguishing a fire on the body.
- Cool-A-Burn - corrects misinformation learned by children in many households. Burns are best treated by cool water for 3-5 minutes.
- Crawl Low & Go - teaches kids to drop under the smoke of a fire to find an exit.
- Hug a Firefighter - teaches students what a firefighter looks like in full gear, including facemask and oxygen tank. During a fire, young children have exhibited fear when approached by a firefighter and have been shown to run from emergency personnel and hide.
- Smoke Alarm - a demonstration and reminder to change batteries, as well as, current requirements for households.
- Toys vs. Tools - encourages students to consider matches and lighters as adult tools rather than toys.
- 9-1-1 - Students are taught when and how to dial 9-1-1 from their home phones and to stay on the line with the dispatcher.
If you are an elementary school educator or parent, please call us at 909-580-6339 to schedule a FISE visit today!
We are accepting volunteers for the FISE program. If you are a member of a fire agency within Riverside, San Bernardino, Mono or Inyo Counties, please contact Jessica Marquez at 909-580-6339.