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Fremont Fire Departments Take Part in National Fire Prevention Week

Fremont Fire Departments Take Part in National Fire Prevention Week

"Pre-planning is what your family members will use to take action and escape as quickly as possible in the event of a fire". "There's no time to figure out how to escape your home after a fire starts".

Welle said the department encourages families to practice their escape plan so they are more prepared in the instance of a house fire.

Every second counts in a house fire.

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During a fire, residents may have only seconds to safely escape their home.

October kicks off the beginning of fire prevention month, and the Springfield Fire Department has vowed to educate kids at every elementary school within city limits.

"Fires today burn much faster that they did 50 years ago and produce much more toxic gases and fumes", said Jim Boutilier, fire chief for the Niagara Falls Falls Fire Department.

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October 8-12 has been designated as Fire Prevention Week, a promotion created to raise awareness about having a home escape plan. "If you have a business, practice them at your business so that everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire", said Bernt. A lot of those are classroom-type tours. "We look forward to spreading the basic, yet vital messages about fire safety through this fun and educational event". "We're always available for businesses as well", Welle said.

Batavia Domino's, located at 563 E. Main St., and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are teaming up with the City of Batavia Fire Department to promote fire safety during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14).

Bernt says while Fire Prevention Week is only recognized nationally one week of the year, the Fremont Fire Department promotes fire prevention every day of the year.

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"The last thing we want to see is the devastation a fire could cause - personal injury or even death or even just the loss of your possessions".


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