Fire Prevention Week begins today

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Wednesday, Oct. 11 - Fun "N" Learning at the North YMCAArea grade schools, home schools and special needs children are invited to attend this outdoor event where they have the opportunity to interact with the Wichita Fire Department and area injury-prevention coalition partners.

The city of Parkersburg will observe National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8-14. This may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. "That is why it is vital to make escape plans and to practice them with your family".

Jacksonville firefighter Ricky Padilla helps Ty Minner, 4, son of Meyonna Minner of Jacksonville, use a hose to complete the firefighter's challenge Saturday during the Jacksonville Fire Department's second annual open house. "We talk about what the fire department does for their community", Champion said.

"Today's home fires burn faster than ever", said Robert Coonce, chief of Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services. "It's always good to have a plan and to practice that plan to make sure all family members know what to do and where to go in the event of a fire".

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. "Most fatal fires occur in the home, and I've seen the tragedy that can result when people don't get out", said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey.

Identify all possible exits (doors and windows) and make sure they work. The Smoke Alarms will be installed in the homes of Detroit residents who meet the criteria for the department's Smoke Alarm Installation Program. Then practice the plan regularly, at least twice a year.

"We've beat smoke detectors pretty well into people's heads, so if you don't have them, shame on you", he said. The presence of smoke detectors can be the single-biggest lifesaver in the event of a fire.

In Canmore, Fire Prevention Week will wrap up with a free pancake breakfast at the Canmore Fire Hall on October 15 from 8-11 a.m. Practice using different ways out, as long as it is safe to do so.

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.

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