Across the country, children set approximately 1 million fires each year. Some may view juvenile f ire setting behavior as simple child’s play, but f or others it often results in costly and deadly consequences.
In f act, f ire itself is neither good nor bad. When used properly, f ire can cook food and war m up homes. However, when used carelessly or irresponsibly, f ire can destroy homes, property, and even kill.
With over 4,000 people dying each year in ho me fires, it’s only reasonable to ask what are the simple steps to survive a home f ire? And why is it important to make and practice the family’s escape plan?
To every child, please read this book with your parents, educators or caregivers to become acquainted with the steps to help you and your family survive a ho me f ire. And finally, parents, teachers, and counselors, please talk with your local f ire department representative f or additional f ire safety tips.
Remember, PLAY IT SAFE!
The desire to reduce pain and suffering of children and empower youth to be the best they can be is what inspired Karl A. Floyd to create his Professor Gulu stories and the Cerebrophonic music series.
With a focus on increasing youth coping skills, safety awareness, self-esteem, judgment and decision-making abilities, Professor Gulu’s learning series has become a powerful tool to help gauge youth progress towards emotional maturity. In addition, the series will help parents and guardians learn effective communication skills and develop insight and understanding on complex issues that affect youth development.
A resident of Fort Bend County, Texas, Karl lives with his wife and business partner, Ann Branch-Floyd, and develops educational and therapeutic resources that support healthy community development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, University Park, and works as a behavioral healthcare professional. Karl is a former Statewide Health Coordinating Council Member with the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions (2004-2010) and is licensed in Texas as a professional counselor. In addition, he is certified as a Fellow and Diplomate with the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians.