Red River Mutual Presents Firefighters’ Burn Fund Fire Safety Trailer
Winnipeg, Manitoba – On Thursday, October 4th, 2012 Red River Mutual presented the latest fire safety trailer to Brad Yochim, Fire Chief of the Wallace District Fire Department, representative of the Oak Lake Mutual Aid District.
Since 2011, Red River Mutual has been the major sponsor of the Manitoba Firefighters’ Burn Fund – Fire Safety Trailer Program. This program will see over 14 Fire Safety Trailers deployed throughout Manitoba. The trailers will be used by firefighters to provide interactive fire safety to young people.
“We are very proud to support the Manitoba Firefighters’ Burn Fund” said Brian Esau, President and CEO of Red River Mutual. “Our company is committed to protecting families from loss and we’re excited to see firefighters using the fire safety trailers at schools, festivals and other events across the province.”
The trailers are designed to engage elementary school-aged children and to look just like a house on the inside. Children learn about fire safety through the use of props like smoke machines and heated doors that simulate a real fire in a home. The trailers also have a mock kitchen and bedroom with the ability to simulate a fire in each of those settings. Each trailer comes equipped with:
- accessibility for students with disabilities,
- a working bedroom window to simulate an escape route,
- an instruction area for children to listen to a safety presentation,
- a flat-screen TV visible from outside the trailer that can show fire-prevention messages to waiting students, and
- a self-contained control room for the instructor to manipulate the props.
Red River Mutual emulates the “Modern Mutual” by investing a portion of company profits back into the community through loss prevention education and through the support of worthy community projects. For more information about Red River Mutual and the “Modern Mutual”, visit www.redrivermutual.com.