The Dysart Fire Department will be asking residents to participate in Operation EDITH on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 7 p.m., as part of Fire Prevention Week which runs October 7-13, 2012. Families are asked to plan their escape routes with their family members so that everyone knows a safe way to get out of the house in case of fire and where to meet once outside the house to make sure that everyone has escaped. Points to stress are to stay low and crawl under smoke, put a damp towel over your mouth and nose, don't go back for anything left inside, make sure doors are not hot before opening, and meet at the planned location outside. After an escape route has been planned and practiced, residents are asked to turn on their porch lights to show they took part in the escape exercise. Residents are also encouraged to test all smoke alarms and fire extinguishers and make sure all family members know where they are located and know how to operate them. The department will be going to The Playhouse Daycare, the D-G Elementary School and Union Middle School to teach students and the staff the rules of safety in case of home fires. Anyone having any questions can contact the Dysart Fire Department or one of the members.
Front row: Tim Brown, Scott Garwood, Kent King, Paul Corkery, Harold Langbehn, Rich Wauters, Al Bredenhoeft. Back row: David Crees, Reece Petersen, Jon Grimm, Cale Petersen, Jeff Knupp, Bret Hennessy. Missing: Kurt Alpers, Brad Blackburn, Bryan Rodman, Tony Deleon, Michael Hall, John Schneider, Ned Seebach, Tom Brandt, Mark Harvey & Brian Sparks.