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Hands-On Educational Tool
El Paso-Teller County educates thousands of people each year on the appropriate use of 9-1-1. The 9-1-1 Mobile Classroom is a tool that allows us to give participants a hands-on experience allowing them to participate in a simulated emergency, practice getting themselves to safety, and allowing them to practice a 9-1-1 call. The 9-1-1 Mobile Classroom is recommended for ages five and up.
9-1-1 Mobile Classroom Layout
The 9-1-1 Mobile Classroom is divided into two rooms: a kitchen and a bedroom. Participants can use phones in the kitchen, hallway, or bedroom to dial 9-1-1 and practice an emergency phone call.
The bedroom is equipped with a heated/smoking door. Participants can be shown how to block smoke with a towel and how to evacuate safely using the window escape ladder. Smoke detectors add to the realism of the scenario. Participants are taught to:
“Get out and Stay Out”
Know two ways out of each room
Check doors for heat
Crawl low below the smoke
Get to the safety of the meeting place
The bedroom is also equipped with a cordless phone that allows the participants to practice dialing 9-1-1.
The kitchen is equipped with interactive appliances. Scenarios that take place in the kitchen incorporate digital flames, smoke, and heat to create an element of realism.
Oven fire ignite
Smoke emits from the oven
Fire spreads to stove top
Overhead heaters intensify
Trashcan next to the stove ignites.
Smoke detector sounds.
A laser-driven fire extinguisher interacts with the stove and trashcan prop to demonstrate the appropriate use of a fire extinguisher.
The kitchen also has a severe weather package. Participants can learn the difference between a weather watch and warning. After learning the basics of weather safety, the 911 Mobile Classroom can simulate a tornado to include the sounds of rain, thunder, and high winds. A strobe light behind the curtain also flashes to simulate lightning.