E.S.C.A.P.E.- Kids Fire Prevention & Education
WELCOME, from your friends at E.S.C.A.P.E. Remember, Working Smoke Alarms can save your life.
Please test your smoke alarm at least once a month and change the batteries twice a year!!!!!!

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   E.S.C.A.P.E. stands for Education Showing Children & Adults Procedures for Evacuations. E.S.C.A.P.E. Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit, publicly supported organization, headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  E.S.C.A.P.E. was conceived and founded in 1995 by Firefighter/Public Fire & Life Safety Education Specialist Michael McLeieer as a means to deliver safe, effective and economical fire safety training to children of all ages.

In 2000, Lieutenant/EMT Scott Maker joined the E.S.C.A.P.E. program and was appointed by the Board of Directors to the position of Vice President.

The volunteer staff donates their time and works full time to make E.S.C.A.P.E. the leader in Fire Education and Safety Programs throughout the Great Lakes and New England regions. Our successful firefighter mentoring program and firefighter reading program continue to be a big success with the children. Another popular event is our annual smoke alarm distribution and installation programs which take place throughout select at risk communities.

We also offer other instructional classes in home & commercial fire prevention tips, CPR, basic first aid, bloodborne pathogens, or how to render aid to a choking victim (See E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire & Safety Services for more details on courses offered).

Fire Safety Program:

Each year, thousands of children are seriously injured or killed as a result of fires in their homes. Sadly, these deaths are usually preventable through prevention and training before a fire occurs.

Most often, it is the intense heat and thick smoke that brings injury and death to our children, and not the flames themselves. The sudden wail of a smoke alarm, the darkness of night and the presence of smoke, will almost always cause the un-trained child to panic, prompting them to hide in closets, under beds or even in the bath tub. This makes the search and rescue job of the firefighter even more difficult than it already is.

Participation in an E.S.C.A.P.E. program focuses on more than just the ‘Stop, Drop and Roll’ theory of fire safety. With the assistance of Sparky the fire dogŪ & utilizing our new 38 foot and older 27 foot fire safety trailers decorated in a children's bedroom theme, we demonstrate and explain, to groups of up to 40 children at a time, the various techniques for escaping a burning home ALIVE!  These trailers were built specifically for this purpose and each vividly demonstrates smoke entry through heating ducts and door cracks. It also will show how smoke rises and activates the smoke alarm at the earliest stages of danger.

The smoke we use, although very dense and ‘true to life’, is actually non-toxic theatrical fog and is what is used by firefighters in their training exercises. In short, it is the safest, most effective training tool available today!

Some of the techniques taught to the children are:

  • What to do if they wake up at night to the sound of the smoke alarm.
  • How to block smoke from coming in under a door or through a heat register if they are unable to leave the room.
  • The importance of NOT hiding from the firefighters
  • How to properly exit a burning building and once outside, going to a pre-planned family meeting place.
  • How & when to properly call 911 for any emergency through the use of a dialing simulator.

   Emergencies happen. They strike us at work, at home, on the farm, in the car, at play and often when we least expect them. Our corporate mission at E.S.C.A.P.E. INC. and our sister company ESCAPE Fire & Safety Services is to provide men, women, and children with the tools and skills, like CPR, AED & First Aid training, to deal with emergency situations properly.

   When you hire E.S.C.A.P.E., you're hiring a ready-made team of experienced professionals. Give us a call today for on-site training availability and pricing information.

Click here to see a listing of the services we offer & on site training courses we conduct.

  Are you looking for Fire Extinguisher or Emergency Evacuation Training? Please contact us at (800) 707-1718. Our experienced fire service professionals will be happy to customize a course to meet your needs.

E.S.C.A.P.E., Inc. is a proud supporter of the S.A.F.E. program in Massachusetts