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9-1-1 Safety Trailer

 

 

El Paso-Teller County educates thousands of people each year on the appropriate use of 9-1-1.  The 9-1-1 Safety Trailer 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 Safety Trailer is recommended for ages 5 and up.

The 9-1-1 Safety Trailer is divided into 2 rooms, a kitchen and a bedroom.

The bedroom is equipped with a heated/smoking door. Participants can be shown  how to block smoke with a towel, then evacuate to safety using the window escape ladder. Smoke detectors add to the realism of the scenario. Participants are taught to “Get out and Stay Out”,  know 2 ways out of each room, check doors for heat, crawl low below the smoke, and 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 (led lights), smoke, and heat to create an element of realism.

-       Oven fire ignite

-       Smoke emits from the oven

-       Fire spreads to stovetop

-       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.

Participants can use phones in the kitchen, hallway, or bedroom to dial 9-1-1 and practice an emergency phone call.

The kitchen also has a severe weather package.  Participants can learn the difference between a weather “watch” and “warning”. After learning the basics about weather safety, the 9-1-1 safety trailer 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.

 

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