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Fire prevention week activities planned for October 7 – 12

City Press Releases

October 3, 2019

PITTSBURG, KS – The Pittsburg Fire Department is hosting numerous activities in the month of October to educate the community about fire safety in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week (FPW).

From September 23 – October 4, the fire department conducted their annual fire safety talks at local schools and child care centers. These presentations prepare students to take an active role in preventing fires in their homes. The fire department will continue their FPW efforts with an Interactive Display and Live Demonstrations next week. These events are free to attend.

Interactive Fire Prevention Week Display at Meadowbrook Mall (October 7 – 12):

From Monday, October 7 – Saturday, October 12, the fire department will host an interactive display inside the Meadowbrook Mall. There will be safety pamphlets and fun activities for families and children to enjoy. Kids can compete in a “Guess the Candy” contest and coloring contest, each with a chance to win a $20 movie gift card.

Live Demonstrations at Meadowbrook Mall (October 12, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm):

On Saturday October 12, from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, the fire department will conduct live demonstrations at the Meadowbrook Mall. During these demonstrations, kids can spray water with the firefighters and get their pictures taken with the fire safety mascot, Fire Pup! Returning this year will be the mini-firefighter combat course for younger children. The live demonstrations will consist of the dangers of smoking while wearing oxygen and kitchen grease fires.

About National Fire Safety Week:

This year’s FPW campaign is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign aims to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. Plan ahead for your escape, make a home escape plan and practice today:

  • Plan your escape route
  • Test your smoke alarms
  • Choose an outside meeting place
  • Make a regular reminder
  • Practice home fire drills

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