Morrisville Fire Department Uses Phone to Share Safety Tips

Summer is a time for outdoor fun.  It’s also a season when children and families may experience injury.  The Morrisville Fire Department is taking a creative approach to educate their community about safety.  At a recent Safe Kids of Wake County meeting, Fire Marshal Shandy Padgett told the coalition about the fire department’s use of the phone system to provide callers with tips on how to be safe and injury-free.  If placed on hold, callers hear one of several recorded messages on subjects such as preventing heat stroke, thunder and lightning storm safety, and drowning prevention.  This example positively demonstrates how a community resource is able to reach a wide audience in its efforts to create an environment where children are safe and injury-free.