Fire & Storm Trailer

The Russell County Emergency Management Agency obtained the Fire and Storm Safety House in 2007. Since then, more than 1500 students, teachers and adults alike have went through the learning program. The Fire and Storm House is an interactive teaching tool used to demonstrate fire and storm safety lessons.

Designed primarily for use by elementary school aged children, the Fire and Storm Safety House contains two rooms that are used to conduct the safety lessons. One is a bedroom, used for teaching about fire escape planning, safe meeting locations, E.D.I.T.H., and general fire safety. The other room contains stadium seating, an interactive safety kitchen, and the interactive tornado simulation video. In addition to the educational props used during the lessons, the house operator has the ability to inject smoke into various locations of the rooms, smoke alarms, and simulated lightning, wind and other tornado activity.

During the lessons, the instructor has the ability to quickly vent the building should any issues arise and if their are any children with asthma or other breathing issues, the non-toxic smoke is used.

Some of the lessons offered

Fire Safety Tornado/Hurricane Safey
  • Basic kitchen fire safety
  • Call 9-1-1 with our interactive telephone system
  • Prevent smoke from entering a room
  • Checking exit doors for heat with heated doors
  • Get low and get out
  • Identifying alternative exits
  • Smoke detectors
  • E.D.I.T.H. – Exit Drills In The Home
  • What is a tornado?
  • Disaster planning
  • Watch VS Warning
  • Lightning Safety
  • Where to go during a storm
  • Weather radios
  • Calling 9-1-1 with our interactive telephone system
  • For more information and how to schedule this resource for your school or cub scout class, please contact our office please click here!