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Schools, day camps, adult groups, senior groups, and any other groups are invited to experience history and fire-safety education in our restored firehouse by taking a tour. The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati is happy to host a tour for your group of 10 or more visitors. You may choose to have your tour led by a trained museum guide, or choose to browse the museum in a self-guided tour. Tours led by a trained museum guide begin at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Other times are available by request. Call (513) 621-5553 for reservations and details.
No one ever expects to be the victim of a fire. But if it ever happens to you, you can be prepared then by learning fire-safety tips now. Discover these key fire-safety tips to help yourself and others stay safe.
The Safe House
The Safe House is one of the most important exhibits in the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati. As a visitor, you will experience the true danger of fire in your home.
In this hands-on exhibit, you will learn fire-prevention tips and advice to help you safely escape if your home does catch on fire. You’ll discover the importance of sitting down with your family and creating an escape plan that you can practice at least three times per year.
What Can You Do Today?
- Sit down with your family and create a step-by-step emergency escape plan to execute if your home catches on fire.
- Draw a diagram of your home. Plan at least two exits from each room, especially the bedrooms. It is important to have several escape routes in case some routes are blocked by fire.
- Choose a place outside for everyone to safely meet. Then, locate the fire-alarm box or neighbor's phone so you can quickly call the fire department. Discuss with your family the importance of staying outside once you are safely out of your home.
- Install smoke detectors throughout your home. If one goes off, be sure to put your emergency plan into effect right away.
- Keep in mind that elderly people or people with disabilities might require special arrangements for a safe and quick exit. Call your fire department todayfirefighters can help you make a secure escape plan for elderly people or people with disabilities.
You Can Never Know Too Much About Fire Safety
Check out more fire-safety tips, and then share them with your family. You also can learn more about the building in which the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati is located.
Do you think you know enough to be a fire-safety expert? Find out by taking the fire-safety quiz.
Plus, do you have what it takes to be a firefighter? Find out.