Club will teach in-home fire safety

Jackson County 4-H is planning a Fire Safety SPARK Club.

The club will give Jackson County youth enrolled in grades 3 through 12 an opportunity to learn about in-home fire safety and prevention from Donald Schnitker, chief of the Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department.

All sessions will be at the fire department at 6905 N. County Road 400E, Cortland.

The first one, set for 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22, will include learning how to develop a fire exit strategy plan, identify common fire hazards and place an emergency 911 call.

The second session from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 will allow youth to identify three different types of fires and practice extinguishing these types of fires properly.

Then during the final session from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12, 4-H’ers will learn about different careers in the emergency field, meet various service workers and ask questions.

The club is free to all Jackson County 4-H members who already have paid their enrollment fee for the year, while it’s $20 for those who haven’t enrolled.

To register, contact Purdue Extension Jackson County at 812-358-6101 or email Heather Schneider at by Wednesday.