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Pittsburg Fire Department to host fire safety activities

City Press Releases, Fire News

October 2, 2018

In observance of National Fire Prevention Week, October 7 – 13, the Pittsburg Fire Department will conduct multiple fire safety activities and demonstrations to educate residents about what they can do to prevent fires.

This year’s theme “LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” focuses on the three essential steps needed to reduce the likelihood of fires and how to escape safely in the event of one.

“Look” for places fire could start. “Listen” for the sound of the smoke alarm. “Learn” two ways out of every room.

All fire prevention week activities are free and open to the public.


Interactive display

October 8 – October 13, the fire department will have an interactive display at the Meadowbrook Mall in Pittsburg. Kids will have two different chances to win a movie pass by entering a coloring contest and a “guess the candy” contest. The interactive display will feature a Practice and Learn (PAL) prop, which teaches children how to crawl below the smoke and find two different ways out of a room. Fire personnel will be stationed at the display each day from 1 pm – 4 pm and 4 pm – 8 pm to answer questions and share fire safety information.


Pizza delivery with Domino’s®

This year, the fire department is teaming up with Domino’s Pizza to educate residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms. On October 10 and 12, from 6 pm – 8 pm, customers who orders a Domino’s pizza may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives via fire engine. If the smoke alarms in the home are working, their order is free. If smoke alarms are not working, firefighters will replace them or install new batteries.

Customers can call Pittsburg Domino’s at (620) 231-5555 to place their order and be eligible for the fire engine delivery.


Live demonstrations

On Saturday, October 13, from 10:30 am – 1 pm, the fire department will conduct live fire safety demonstrations on the west side of Meadowbrook Mall. Fire personnel will simulate a kitchen fire and demonstrate the dangers of smoking with oxygen. Kids will have a chance to spray water with the firefighters and participate in a mini-firefighter challenge course. National Fire Safety Council’s mascot Firepup® will be available for pictures with kids and the fire department will have a Squad-5 apparatus support truck on display.