Fire Safety Trailer Saving Lives 10/9/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
October 09, 2012
Big Spring - Over the past few years, the community of Big Spring has lost lives in house fires. Fire officials say part of the reason is because a lot of people do know what to do when there is an emergency.
However, help has arrived in the form of a $80,000 trailer given to the Big Spring Fire Department.
The new fire safety trailer is providing the community with something they've never had before, a plan.
Items too close to the fire place, spilling contents from a hot pot, seeing smoke fill the room; all safety lessons students at Moss Elementary learned today thanks to the new fire trailer.
"This trailer came to us as a very generous gift from the State Fire Marshal's office," Carl Condray with the Big Spring Fire Department said.
Before, the fire department would get the trailer once every four years. Now that they have it, Condray says it couldn't have come at a better time.
"There are times when you go through spells where you have tragic fires and we've had our share," he said. "We've had some lives lost in our community over the past year or two and that's why it's so much more important now."
The fire department hopes that with this trailer they'll be able to educate the public and save lives for years to come.
"We can adapt for years to come as the technology changes, as the needs change. It will change to reflect the needs of our community," Condray said.
The trailer will make its way to the other three elementary school campuses throughout the week.