Fire Prevention Week in Park County
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 11, 2017
In a fire, seconds count – so Park County Fire District 2 volunteers are promoting escape plans, smoke detector operations and other fire safety tools during Fire Prevention Week.
Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why the volunteers and staff for Park County Fire District 2 are speaking to students this week and hosting an open house this Saturday that will spread the word about ways we can prevent fires, and escape if a fire starts.
Fire Marshal Sam Wilde says the Great Chicago Fire almost 150 years ago was an eye opener for the nation, and prompted a nationwide fire prevention awareness campaign that is still going today.
In addition to speaking with elementary students in Cody, the Fire Department yesterday partnered with Dominos Pizzas, delivering food and checking smoke detectors at homes they delivered to.
This Saturday’s open house will be from 10-2 on Saturday at the Fire Hall in Cody, and will feature fire department volunteer skills and a “smoke house,” where kids can practice escaping from a smoke-filled building.