Sunday cartoon: Smoke alarm safety

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BURRILLVILLE – It’s November 7, which means it’s time to, turn your clock back one hour for Daylight Saving Time, and also time to look at smoke alarm safety and exit drills In the home.

The below safety coloring cartoon is part of the award-winning and nationally utilized Seasons Of Safety campaign, which addresses numerous seasonal and holiday safety themes throughout the year. Police and fire departments pass out these child safety coloring cartoon posters and pages to kids and families across America on a monthly and seasonal basis now. From Rhode Island, to California and Minnesota, to Texas, these child safety coloring formats are keeping kids safer in their daily lives. Grade schools, daycares, libraries, community centers, family clinics, hospitals, pediatric doctors and nurses, family clinics, as well as retail giants and restaurants, make them available to little kids everywhere.

Over the coming weeks, NRI NOW Sunday Cartoons will be focusing on holiday safety and winter season safety, with an emphasis on home fire safety and burn prevention coloring themes and messages. You can tune in to the weekly Kids Safety Zone Radio Show every Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. after school on WBLQ FM, and while you listen to the weekly radio show, discuss safety while coloring in these weekly kids safety Sunday Cartoons with your children.

This coming Tuesday, Nov. 9, join me, Crazy Chris and Westerly Dunn’s Corners Fire Chief Keith Kenyon, along with Watch Hill RI State Fire Marshal and Misquamicut Lt. Firefighter Chris Koretski, and learn more about what you can do in your own homes and apartments to help keep your kids and family fire safe and prevent unintentional burns. School teachers and daycare educators, as well as librarians, can even play the radio show episode in classrooms and learning areas for their students and visitors. The Fearless Dino Protector Squad Firefighter Dinosaurs are exactly what all of the kids love when it comes for fire safety education and awareness. Replace those smoke detector batteries and practice fire escape drills with your family today.

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police officers and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for more than two decades. Jim was recently appointed to Children Across America as their events and creative director for their child safety programs initiatives and outreach kids safety campaigns nationwide.

 

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