Marietta Fire marks National Fire Prevention Week with safety tips

Casey Dawson
October 10, 2017

Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14.

Those lessons include: maintaining your home's smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, conducting family fire drills and making sure everyone knows two ways out.

Close doors when leaving to slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire.

During Fire Prevention Week, the Wichita Fire Department wants to remind residents to be prepared with an escape plan and to practice it with family members. "And that's very significant in that you have to plan ahead to get out safely".

On Saturday at the Kansas City fire department gave out smoke alarms at a local Sunfresh grocery store.

There have been some serious fires in Harford County already and the fire/home heating season, when many fires happen, hasn't begun. During the past year, the main 17,000-square-foot facility has been remodeled to adapt to the fire station's needs.

Activities will include a fire hose demonstration, a demonstration on cooking fires, advice for building a safety kit, and other fire safety tips including burn care, Robidoux said.

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ยท Once you get outside, go to the family meeting place at a safe distance in front of the home.

The Moorhead Fire Department will be hosting an open house about National Fire Prevention Week on Sunday from 1:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. He said each year the open firehouses have typically brought in about 500 visitors each Fire Prevention Week.

CKFES will also be visiting apartments over three storeys to discuss the "My Part - Apartment Fire & Emergency Safety Planning" campaign, which informs apartment dwellers on how to evacuate safely or create a shelter during an emergency. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.

"You need to practice to see if it works for the oldest down to the youngest", Clark said. Practice using different ways out.

"There are 201 emergency plans for facilities all around Crawford County - from schools and nursing homes to factories", Clark said. This event is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. "One of those homework things is check the batteries in your smoke detectors".

Make sure the address number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.

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