The educational tool is designed to help both children and adults really think about their safety in their own homes.
Education coordinator, Yasmine Ellis, said, “Within the Hazard House, a number of fire risks and other dangers have been placed in strategic locations in each room, and the challenge is to locate them. Each hazard has a tag, providing either audio or a text pop-up box to explain what the risk is and how to make it safe. There’s a useful countdown for each room, so you know how many hazards you still have to find, and a hint tool if you get stuck!”
Hazard House is intended to bring an awareness of fire safety in a fun and interactive way. Many risks – such as overloaded sockets – are often not understood, while other dangers may be clear to adults but not children.
Yasmine added, “This is a resource that our education team will use, but we want anyone who wants to know more about fire safety to take a look at Hazard House on our website, and maybe think about other things they can do in their home to be safe – for example, is there an escape plan, does the household follow a bedtime routine, and are there working smoke alarms which are tested regularly? Taking a little time to identify risk and put in place safeguards could save lives.”
You can visit Hazard House at www.dwfire.org.uk/visit-our-hazard-house and then follow the page links for more home fire safety advice.
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