Mack would “walk into my closet. We have an escape ladder in there. I would attach it to the window and climb away.”
“If you’re on fire, you should stop, drop and roll,” Raver recalls.
“Test the door with the back of your hand before opening it,” Gigrich says. Then “get on your hands and knees and go out.”
Tekulve knows, “If it’s hot, get a blanket to block the door.”
Westerfeld reports, “Never go back in the house.”
Wonnell notes, “You should call 911 and tell them if someone’s in the house.”
Ayette says, “Don’t be afraid of the firemen .... (and if you can’t get out), put a white sheet out the window so they know where you are.”
Deputy reveals, “Don’t try to get your toy or stuffed animal if there’s a fire or you could get hurt.”
Tekulve summed up the reason for Fire Safety Week: “You have to be safe with everything.”
Diane Raver can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.