Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

Safety tips during Fire Prevention Week

Safety tips during Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14. This year's theme is "Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out!" and is meant to reinforce why everyone needs to have a fire escape plan. "When creating your family home escape plan, it would be a great time to check that all smoke alarms are less than ten years old, and are working", Ostroskey said.

"We're really pushing 'close before you doze.' Fire is a serious concern in our community", firefighter Jerry Smith explained.

Laramie County Fire District #2 held its open house on Saturday.

"Going to action movies or watching a dramatic television program with sensational fire scenes keeps fans entertained, and we certainly wouldn't discourage anyone from enjoying them, but they're just not realistic", he said.

They also need to talk about what they what they would do and where they would go if there was a fire in their home. "Never go back inside for people or pets".

The Connecticut Fire Academy is the teaching arm of the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, a Division of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

In an effort to maintain community outreach during the annual weeklong campaign, the fire union in town organized their own event, which they say will be "bigger and better" than open houses in the past as all efforts are focused on one evening.

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Ellsworth's fire inspector, Jason Kmiotek, also recommended to look for exits in every facility you enter.

It only takes a few moments every few months to review, and having a plan and knowing exactly what to do in an emergency could save your family's lives.

Make sure the house number is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.

"We really want everyone to come out and see the fire stations", said Chief Byron Herring. That open house is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include a fire extinguisher simulator, paramedics testing blood pressure, stop, drop and roll, spraying a fire hose and handing out pamphlets.

Friday, October 13 - The Detroit Fire Department will conduct a door-to-door Home Fire Safety check from 10 noon in the Chicago and Evergreen area.

Practice: Fire officials said it's good to practice one during the day and one at night.

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