Firefighters Teach Community to Look and Listen During Fire Prevention Week
When the temperatures go down, the need for space heaters goes up. However, if used improperly those heaters could become dangerous and lead to fires.
This is one of the examples first responders are using to educate the public during National Fire Prevention Week.
The West Ridge Fire Department celebrates this one all month long not just a week. Throughout October firefighters are talking to students in the Millcreek School District on fire safety.
"The kids get really excited," said Deputy Chief Andy Kilmer. "It's a terrific assembly. It's a couple hours where they get to see their firemen are always cool and we get to show them the trucks show them what we do and get to educate them."
The theme of this year's campaign is look, listen and learn. Firefighters throughout the area are teaching the community how to look for places fires could start, listen for smoke alarms and learn ways to get out of every room.
Kilmer said following these tips can prevent and protect yourself from danger.
National Fire Prevention week ends on October 14th.