Jerusalem Shriners Partner with Home Depot in Burn Prevention Expo

Monday, October 24, 2011


Members of Home Depot and Jefferson Parish Fire Dept, Hurahan, LA    Chris Knoblauch of Jerusalem Shriners with team members from Home Depot and the Jefferson Parish Fire Dept., in Harahan, La. 

On October 22, members of the Jerusalem Shriners partnered with Home Depot in Harahan La., to raise awareness about fire and burn prevention.

The Shriners' display showcased and distributed the burn awareness materials which were developed and released this year by Shiners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The new materials feature the characters “ Boots and Brewster” and focus on general fire safety in the home.

Chris Knoblauch of Jersusalem Shriners with a Home Depot team member“The kids really liked the new coloring books and the adults truly appreciated the additional tools developed for parents to keep their children safe from burns in the home,” said Chris Knoblauch, a retired firefighter and member of the Jerusalem Shriners. “Providing these materials though our partnerships really strengthens our relationships with emergency services organizations and other stakeholders in the community.”

In addition to the Shriners' display, kids had an opportunity to meet firefighters from the Jefferson Parish Fire Department and practice escape skills in the fire department's "smoke" house trailer. As the kids enjoyed their learning experience, parents had a chance to see some of the fire safety and prevention products Home Depot carries, and learned how simple steps can make their homes safer for themselves and their children.

The event was held as a part of National Fire Prevention Week which occurs every year in October.

Story contributed by Chris Knoblauch, Jerusalem Shriners