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Godfrey Fire Department open house to cap Fire Prevention Week

Godfrey Fire Department open house to cap Fire Prevention Week

This year, the week began October 8, Berkowsky said.

In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the College Station Fire Department is teaming up with Domino's Pizza and the National Fire Protection Association test detectors in BCS homes.

Firefighters will be visiting Ocean City Elementary School on Wednesday to promote fire safety and fire prevention.

Today the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management kicked off Fire Prevention Week 2017 with a timely reminder: "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!" This may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. They'll protect you, give you an early notification in time to get up and get out before it's too late.

"Developing and practicing a home escape plan is like building muscle memory", said Kim Stouse, Community Relation/Education Specialist with the Pocatello Fire Department.

To prepare kids for a fire that they hope never happens, firefighters donned helmets and masks, demonstrating what their voices sound like through all the protective layers.

National fire prevention week provides fire departments across the country to educate the public on the importance of fire safety and prevention.

According to McEvoy, there's usually a short list of things that he says will set off the fire alarms on campus.

"You really have to get engaged where you live because the fire department only goes there after a fire has occurred". Practicing fire drills twice a year and involving your pets in your escape plan is highly recommended. Newer homes are built with lightweight materials that burn faster than older home constructions.

Per the fire code, smoke detectors should be placed on every level of a home, in hallways leading to bedrooms, and in every bedroom.

-Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can't help them.

McEvoy also advised students to treat every fire alarm as a real fire.

This will be done at no cost to residents, including if a smoke detector is installed or replaced in the home.

"We tell folks to make sure their alarm systems are up to date and if they're having issues to contact the alarm company so they can correct it", he said.


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