Jan Doherty

Sound the alarm for Fire Prevention Week

Jan Doherty, Public Education Officer, No Phone Number Available

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:23 a.m.

Each year, the National Fire Protection Association celebrates Fire Prevention Week to help bring awareness to fire safety. This year it takes place between October 5-11 and the Spokane Fire Department is helping sound the alarm that working smoke detectors save lives.

In celebration of this year's Fire Prevention Week, we have planned a number of events emphasizing the importance of smoke detectors in making Spokane safer.

  • Oct 6, 7 and 8 – The Children's Fire Safety House will be presented to children in 3rd and 4th grade classrooms at Lincoln Heights and St. Aloysius elementary schools.
  • October 8 – The Hazard House will be shown to 1st and 2nd graders at St. Aloysius.
  • October 9 – About 100 preschoolers in the St. Aloysius program will meet with firefighters who will reinforce lessons on knowing the sound of a smoke detector.
  • October 11 – The Spokane Fire Department is partnering with Red Cross and Gonzaga University to canvass the Logan Neighborhood in a combined effort to assure every household is protected with working smoke detectors. We will also be scheduling free installations for low–income homes in the neighborhood.

We encourage you to learn more about smoke detectors so you can ensure yours are working to keep you, your family, and your neighbors safe. For questions about fire prevention and community education, contact Jan Doherty at 509.625.7058 or JDoherty@spokanecity.org.

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