Village and Town of Somers

Street Address
7511 – 12th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144

 

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 197
Somers, WI 53171

 

(262) 859-2822 Tel.
(262) 859-2331 Fax

 

Hours

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday
 

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Public Education

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Fire Prevention Week - October

Somers Fire & Rescue Department and Somers Explorers held public safety events during Fire Prevention Week in October 2016 at Somers Elementary School, Busy Bee Day Care, and Festival Foods.  Sparky the fire dog was an honored guest at all the events!  Ambulances, fire trucks, the Kenosha County fire safety “smoke” house, and Somers aerial platform truck were manned with Somers staff who provide tours of the vehicles.  Somers Explorers and members of the Department also demonstrated and displayed some of the equipment found on the trucks and ambulances that are used to help save lives in an emergency.

 

The 2016 theme for Fire Prevention Week was “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”.  The public events are held to encourage the public to take proactive measures to make sure their smoke alarms are in working order.

 

The photos below show a group of Somers Elementary School pre-kindergarten kids checking out the trucks, ambulance, smoke house, and their favorite, hugging Sparky!  If you ask the kids to name their favorite part of the day, it will be having Sparky and the fire and rescue staff having lunch with them in the cafeteria!

 


Firefighter answers questions from our youngest residents!

(Photo by Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)

 

Children love to sit in the fire truck and are wide-eyed as they see all the shiny buttons and dashboard.

(Photo by Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)

 

 

 

Children are shown all the tools stored in a fire truck.  The firefighters explain they are available at a moments notice to help families when there is a fire or accident.

(Photo by Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)

 

 

 

 

Children experience faux smoke in the "smoke house" while firefighters and teachers tell them to "stay low" .

(Photo by Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)
 
 


Pre-kindergarten kids give Sparky a big hug and thank you before going back to their classrooms.

(Photo by Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson)
 

 

General Information

The goal of public education is to instruct the general public on fire safety and what to do in the case of any emergency.  Preventing a fire or other emergency is the best way the Somers Fire Department can protect the residents.  Public education is coordinated by two members of our Department and they are assisted by all members.

During the course of a year the Department offers various public education presentations through school and daycare visits and station tours. Every year the Department visits Somers Elementary, Busy Bees Daycare, Parkside Daycare, Cornerstone Academy, Shoreland Lutheran High School and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  Each presentation is tailored to the specific age group and is generally comprised of an instructional speech and demonstration (smoke house, mock accident). Station tours are provided to groups and organizations upon request, typically Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other community groups. During station tours groups are given a fire safety speech, allowed to see the fire trucks, shown equipment and given fire safety material to take home.

During the course of the year the Department provides fire safety education to approximately 1000 children and adults. Most of the education materials that are distributed during presentations that are donated or obtained at no cost though the State of Wisconsin Insurance Companies and other private groups. Examples of the materials are children’s coloring books, smoke detectors, and home safety information.

(Source:  Village of Somers Fire & Rescue Lt. Joe Scruggs & Lt. Pete Wicklund)

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