Observe Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8-14

The fire department will head to Bel Air and Longfellow Elementary Wednesday to teach children the importance of fire safety.

Hammer says parents should make sure their youngster know the plan.

Fire and Life Safety Education Officer Pam Kutchen will bring her puppet friend "Dusty" for a special story-time at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library in Broomfield, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Close doors behind you as you leave - this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. A representative from the Fire Marshal's Office will visit your home and review fire safety in your home. This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and what better time to prepare yourselves and your family than now.

This year's Fire Prevention Week Theme is "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!" reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

"One of our priorities at ESFI is to educate the public about the technology that can prevent fires before they start".

One of the day's highlights is a fire prevention puppet show, he said, while another is a presentation where visitors can watch how firefighters extricate someone from an automobile.

Firefighters in each city install the smoke alarms and point out possible fire hazards in each home.

As the Captain of Westby-Christiana Fire Department, I urge all our residents to use this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign as a reminder to develop a home escape plan with everyone in the household and practice it twice a year.

They also plan a "burn room" demonstration at 1:45 p.m.

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

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.

First and foremost, have smoke detectors installed on each level of the home and inside of each sleeping room and make sure they have fresh batteries at least once per year.

"They are low-priced and can get you out of the home when your escape route is blocked", he said.