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October 10, 1963

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/ PAGE 12 SHELTON--MASON COUNTY JOURNAL m Published in cCChrlsmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washington Thursday, -'i Clothing Fires Kill; Children Left Alone A defective TV set can not Before SCHOOL C0000U)REH JOIN only interfere with your viewing [ make sure all i pleasure, it could cost you your[Junior Fir -'heat rapidly, creating a possible [ ers because Careful Selection 'Just For Minute' life. Malfunctioning sets can over-lmany fires ' Will Reduce Danger JaN]0R FiRE MARS AALS often Fire Victims fire hazard, especially if near fur-l to notTce niture or draperies. Have your TV [ dumping set checked regularly, urges yourempty Junior Fire Marshal. ] full of SHELTON ELECTRIC C{, 419 Railroad Avenue Phone 426-6283 One of the most dangerous fires is the clothing fire Each year burns from clothing fires cause hundreds of deaths, thousands of serious, often disfiguring, injur- ies. Most frequent victims are chil- dren and the elderly. A herpful prevention measure is care in clothing selection. Heavy, smooth-surfaced fabrics re- sist burning better than light- weight, long-napped ones. Designs avoiding billowing folds of mater- ial and long, loose sleeves reduce chances of clothing catching fire. Most important of all is to ap- preciate that just about any clo- thing can burn, that a flame, spark or other intense heat may start it burning, and the burning may be so dangerously rapid that the wearer is enveloped in flame. Safety from clothing fires calls for watchful care in all activities around stoves, heaters, fireplaces and outdoor fires, and in using matches and smoking materials. If clothing does catch fire. the the first and life-saving rule is this: DON'T RUN. ROLL ON THE GROUND OR FLOOR. SMOTHER THE FIRE WITH A COAT OR BLANKET. Pupils in elementary schools here will join with 4,500,000 boys and girls across the country to help combat the increasing toll of deaths and property damage in fires. The campaign begins this week with the start of the year-long school Junior Fire Marshal prog- ram and the annual observance of National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12). The objective of the Junior Fire Marshal program is to help elim- inate common causes of fires in homes. Boys and girls will- inspect their homes for fire hazards with the help of parents. Special check lists are provided for them. When the pupils complete their home re- ports, they qualify as Junior Fire Marshals. SCHOOLS IN THS area are among more than 15,000 elemen- tary schools across the country who are participating in the fire prevention and safety program, a national public service of The Hartford Insurance Group. The Junior Fire Marshal prog- ram is sponsored in local schools by A. Roy Dunn with the cooper- .. ..*;:.. " ...... ! YO@ PAY FOR IT WHETHER YOU GET GOOD WIRING OR HOT Did you ever try to drive a big load of hay down a narrow lane with willows close on either side? You lost hay[ The bigger the load the more hay stuck to the willows; and the longer the lane the less hay you had at the end of it. Electric wires are like that lane. The bigger the load you try to drive through a small wire the more kilowatt hours get hung up on the way, and the longer the wire th less electricity you have at the end of it. &d.eieetricity ain't hay, either! Do not let a ontractor-dealer talk you down on correct wire size in order to get your job at a lower price. He either does not know wiring, of he is short-sighted and willing to sacrifice your interests to get your money. You will pay in the end, one way or the other. Make your wiring large enough to carry future needs. Then to be doubly certain, check again for safety and efficiency. PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 3 OF MASON COUNTY Your Publicly Owned .Power and Light JACK A. COLE, President JERRY SAMPLES, Manager EDWIN TAYLOR, Secretary THOMAS W. WEBB, Vice President aLton of school officials and the fire department. The check list for the pupils' home report is carried in the cur- rent issue of the Junior Fire Mar- shal Magazine, distributed to the schools by Dunn. The list covers the most frequent causes of home fires, including worn electrical connections, overloaded circuits, improperly stored flammable ma- terials, unscreened fireplaces, de- fective heating systems, rubbish, and improper adult smoking hab- its. "Last year there were more than 359.000 fires in dwellings in the nation." says A. Roy Dunn. "a total exceeding the number of fires in all other types of buildings put together. More than 11,800 peo- ple lost their lives and many more thousands were injured. Fire is the number one cause of accident- al injury and death of children in homes. "MOST OF THESE fires were caused by carelessness, neglect, or oversight. They could have been prevented by removing common hazards like the ones the Junior Fire Marshals are inspecting their homes for. That's why we feel that the school program is such an im- portant part of fire prevention work" Every family should make a home inspection regularly, accord- ing to Dunn. He emphasized one item on the Jhnior Fire Marshal report that will help to save lives: planning in advance escape routes from every room in the house for every member of the family if a fire should break out. The school children completing the home report and qualifying as Junior Fire Marshals will re- ceive an official badge from Dunn The school which does the best job of completing reports will re- ceive a special Junior Fire Mar- shal Achievement Award flag. TtlE JUNIOR FIRE Marshal program is now in its 13th year in the local schools. Through the program, the schools are provided with fire prevention and safety material including filmstrips, cop- ies of the Junior Fire Marshal Magazine for each pupil, and tea- chers' guides, resource and study manuals. The school program is launched each year during National Fire Prevention Week proclaimed by the President annually for the week that includes October 9, an- niversary date of the Grea Chi- cogs Fire of 1871. Although the Junior Fire Mar- shal program is dedicated to tea- ching youngsters fire prevention and safety, it has been expanded to include safety in all of its phases---at home. at play, at school. In the curren issue of the Junior Fire Marshal Magazine. for example, youngsters are shown how to choose the safest way to go from their homes to school. At Christmas, the emphasis is on fire hazards associated with the holiday season. Since the program was initiated in 1947, it has enlisted more than 35 million school children in the cause of fire prevention and safe- ty. Lillerbults Cause Of Fires, No! Acl Of Smoking I!self Smoking gets the blame for tens of thousands of deadly, de- simulative hres each year It stands first on the list of fire causes, according to National Fire Protection Association rec- ords. y " , et t s the smoker, not smok- ing, who is at fault--the negligent, thoughtless smoker who leaves a dangerous trail of still-smoldering butts wherever he moves. i If you smoke, don't be a litter- butt! A mother left her three small children alone in the house while she went to a nearby mailbox to post a letter. She returned to find the house ablaze. The children could not be rescued. A 6-year-old girl decided to heat a bottle for her baby brother. As she reached across the stove, her clothing was ignited and she was fatally burned. The mother was out of the house on a brief er- rand to the store. Three small children were fatal- ly burned in a fire that broke out during the time they were alone while their mother took another child to a school bus stop. These stories, typical of hun- dreds in National Fire Protection Association files, tragically em- phasize that fire needs just mo- ments to do its deadly work. Parents, tempted to leave small children alone for "only a minute," must never forget this. Cold Weather Caution! Oheck Healing System "As temperatures drop, fire dan- gers rise." With cold weather nearing, it's smart to heed this conclusion of the National Fire Protection As- sociation, based on studies of thou- sands of fire records. A major step to take for fam- ily safety is to have your heat- mg equipment cleaned and check- ed. Correct any defects without delay. Especially hazardous are any fixed or portaT01e room heaters which are not in first-class oper- ating condition. Remember: It's good to be warm, but essential to be safe! This Is Gonna Are You Prepared wilh,., Ointments Salves COMPLETE FIRST AID SUPPLIES AT Firemen Are Grand Guys -" / But Don't To Pay You A Professionally YOU DO YOU CLEAN HOME WITII INFLAMMAISb- CLEANING FIXIp POHT PLAY }VITH Using cleaning fluids at home is like playing with dynamitelT'S APT TO BLOW UP! And when it does, the small savings you were trying to make multi- plies in hundreds and thousands of dollars in damage . . . and worse than that, POSSIBLE LOSS OF LIFE! You can be sure this will never happen to you if you send ALL your dry cleaning to your dry cleaners. Naturally, we'd like to have you send your dry cleaning to us, but if you'd prefer to send it elsewhere PREVI we'd ooner see you do that than have you expose your- use o11|Y 11011 self to the dangers of home cleaning. mable cleaning ' Pantorlum iea ner00 215 S. SECOND STREET PHONE 426-3371 Where the Charm of Newness Is Restored JIM CROSS HERB CROMER VOLUNTEER FIREMEN Jack Saegcr John Moskc]and Gene Stacy Richard Wood Jack Wright Carl Bcrnert Charlie Botts Ed Cole John Eliason Harold Johnson Rune Langeland Jim Leahy Ken Rose Floyd Ridout Gcne Townsend Los Young Richard Arnold Tin] Rose KNOW YOUR SHELTON FIRE DEPARTMENT YOUR SHELTON FIRE DEPAI{TMENT is a well-equipped, well-trained fire-fighting unit. alert 24 hours each day every day of the yea]" to nove at an instant's notice when fire strikes within tle boundaries of the city of Shelton. It has two fire trucks eqmpped with the finest fire-fighting equip- ment ready to protect life and property of Shclton pperty. ZOUR FIREMEN ask that you observe these szmple rules when you hear the fire siren: * Pull your Car to the Curb and Stop When you Hear the Sircn. tVoluutecr firemen have sirens on their cars)/ * Do Not Follow the Trucks ': Give the Firemen Plenty of loom to Pcrt!orm their Duties of Fire Fighting. CHIEF T. E. DEER IN CASE OF FIRE PHOHE 426-3301 CiTY OF SHELTOH FIRE DEPARTHEHT These men stand between you and loss of lives and pro- perry in this community. They deserve your support in observing FIRE PREVENTION WEEK. Check your home and business premises this week for fire hazards and elemi- nate any you find, immediately, o Your full-time, salaried firemen are Fire Chief T. E. Deer, George Hunter, Bud Earl and Jim Cross. A retired former assistant fire chief, Herb Cromer, still helps out in various ways around the city fire hall. " - BOP