CPC Brooklyn Community Services Preparing our Families for a Fire Disaster
Fire Department of New York (FDNY) came out to Brooklyn on Sunday, September 22nd, to share insightful information to the parents of individuals in our CPC Families with Special Needs program on the importance of fire safety and prevention. Every room of a home can be a risk for a potential fire and it is important to understand how to minimize those risks. Ralph, from FDNY, lead the workshop discussing the importance of a smoke detector and types of fire extinguishers. Then he spoke on ways to decrease risks in the home; kitchen, living room, bedroom. He touched on the difference between a fire-proof building and a non fire-proof building. The parents were very excited to learn about ways to prevent fires and how to set up a escape plan if a fire occurs in the home. The parents shared their fears about a potential fire occurring and the best way to assist their child with exiting the building. Parents expressed concern that when a situation arises, their child becomes extremely afraid and will try to find a place to hide instead of exiting the building. Parents left the workshop with information that will be of use if a fire occurs in the home.
We want to thank Fire Department of New York (FDNY) for coming out to present to our community members. This workshop was made possible by funding from Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and Office for New Americans (ONA).
For more information about our Families with Special Needs program at CPC Brooklyn Community Services, call (718) 492-0409 ext. 302 and ask for Wei Zhang.
For more information about Office for New Americans Opportunity Center at CPC Brooklyn Community Services, call (718) 492-0409 ext. 313 and ask for Shuping Deng.