Fire department brings back open house event for Fire Prevention Week

Fire department brings back open house event for Fire Prevention Week

Local chiefs and fire officials will tell you that it's all about knowledge and they are here to help.

That's the message being stressed during Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 8 to October 14. A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. Practice, Practice, Practice, and as your buildings change or homes change, make sure all your fire and life safety plans also change.

Have everyone memorize the emergency phone number of the fire department. During the past year, the main 17,000-square-foot facility has been remodeled to adapt to the fire station's needs. "That's why it's very important to stay low, get out of the home and do not go back inside". "According to our survey, 85% of homes don't have or practice a home fire escape plan".

Beginning Sunday, The National Fire Protection Association is highlighting the importance of preventative safety measures during Fire Prevention Week.

Sills said any parents that want help with teaching their children about fire safety can contact the fire department for information.

Calvin Barcomb, the franchise owner of Domino's El Dorado store, 1300 N. West Ave., said the partnership not only promotes fire safety, but also provides rewards for citizens who make fire safety a priority.

BUCKS COUNTY The Bucks County Commissioners on October 4 joined County Fire Marshal Mark Kramer to proclaim October 2017 as "Fire Prevention Month" throughout the county.

Hicks said the biggest problem his department sees is the removal of smoke detectors or their batteries. If we can't reach you, we can't alert you. While it isn't clear whether those conditions contributed to the individuals' inability to escape or the spread of the fire, hoarding items can make it more complicated to plan escape routes, and also more hard for responding firefighters to get to you. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different exit paths.

When you walk through your plan, check to make sure the escape routes are clear and doors and windows can be opened easily.

HPFD firefighters, in partnership with the American Red Cross, have already installed dozens of free smoke detectors for district residents.

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