To coincide with National Fire Prevention Week, the Fairfield Fire Department is hosting an open house at Station 37, 1200 Kentucky Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018. “I am very proud to open up the fire department for our residents to see firsthand what an outstanding fire department we enjoy here in Fairfield,” said Fire Chief Tony Velasquez.
All Fairfield residents are invited to enjoy free barbequed hot dogs, fresh popcorn, and dessert at the event. For children, the department will offer fire prevention week goodies as well as the Fire Rescue Kids Obstacle Course. The fire truck, tools, trailers, and turnouts will also be on display for all guests to explore. Sparky the Fire Dog will also be making an appearance at the event.
Fire Prevention Week is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The latest statistics from the NFPA show that if you have a reported fire in your home, you are more likely to die today than you were a few decades ago. This startling statistic is behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware - fire can happen anywhere.™” Through three simple calls-to-action, this year’s theme identifies basic but essential ways people can reduce their risk to fire and be prepared in the event of one: Look for places fire can start, Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm, and Learn two ways out of each room.
Everyone in the community is welcome to attend the open house, where all residents will have an opportunity to interact with firefighters and members of our Community Emergency Response Team to learn more about fire and home safety. In addition, leadership for the youth Explorer and Reserve Firefighter programs will also have booths to share information about how to apply and get more involved with the fire service. See flyer.