Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – Fire can happen anywhere. That’s the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13. Look for places in your home fire can start. Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm - know what to do if you hear it. Learn how to make a home escape plan.
The Bristol Tennessee Fire Department in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association will be hosting an open house during National Fire Prevention Week at Fire Station 5 located at 1404 Highway 11 W from 10 AM until 2 PM on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Firefighter led tours will be available for those who have not had the opportunity to visit the new fire station. “The event will also feature lots of learning opportunities for children, interactive demonstrations, a chance for parents to take the kids pictures in a big ol’ fire truck or ambulance or try on firefighter gear,” stated Asst. Fire Chief David McGlamery.
Fire prevention is a large component of the educational process taken into local elementary schools each year. “Home fires are responsible for the majority of fire deaths in our country. Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. 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,” continued McGlamery. “This is why it is so important to get into the schools and teach the children about home fire escape planning, what a smoke alarm sounds like, and what they need to do when they hear one.”
For more information on Fire Prevention Week contact Asst. Chief McGlamery at [email protected] or call 423-989-5701.