The annual Au Pair Fire Safety Training was hosted by Fire Co. 1 on Sunday March 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM.
They were welcomed to the fire house by Lt. Kevin DeBlasio.
The Class has been hosted by the township fire companies and run by the township official since March of 2009.
Au Pairs attending this year’s class currently reside/work for families in Warren, Sussex, Morris and Passaic counties.
The Au Pairs this year are from Mexico, Colombia, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Australia, Thailand to name a few.
There were over 30 participants.
They learned about having 2 ways out, a home escape plan, a meeting place, the need for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
The watched the FIRE IS video segment about ‘Fire is Smoke and Gas’ by Dr. Frank Field and the NFPA video on Fire Power.
This particular group also had 2 members that are fire fighters in their respective countries and got to talk with members of company 1 on fire fighting.
They also had a chance to try on firefighting equipment and see the apparatus as can be seen in the pictures.