Young Boy Saves
Himself & Grandmother from HOUSE FIRE
Stop, Drop and Roll Lessons
Phelan boy and his grandmother are alive and well today thanks to lessons
learned at a San Bernardino County Fire Station two days earlier. His class was
given a station tour and taught lessons on fire safety which included Stop,
Drop and Roll, EDITH Drills,
(Exit Drills in the Home) and when to call 9-1-1. The young boy
awoke coughing from the smoke and noticed the fire burning in his room. He
crawled beneath the smoke up the hallway to alert his grandmother to the fire.
San Bernardino County Fire Station #10 Phelan Fire Fighters arrived and were met by the
occupants of the home, a five-year-old boy and his grandmother, stating that
everyone was out of the home except the family dog, a Chihuahua. After
completing a search of the home, the family pet was located hiding in the
bathroom and was rescued. The fire was knocked down in approximately 15
minutes, and there were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.
County Fire Department asks that all families regularly practice their EDITH Drill and have a pre-determined
meeting point outside of the house. For more information on EDITH, please go towww.sbcfire.org.
Bernardino County Fire Department, available at (909)387-5945