Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fire Prevention Week - Ruston Style

In addition to the free pizza last night, the Ruston Fire Department is encouraging fire safety in a variety of ways this week during National Fire Prevention Week. The department issued this statement:

The Ruston Fire Department is participating in National Fire Prevention Week (October 7th – 13th).  The Fire Department has several events that they will be putting on throughout the week.
On Tuesday October 9th, 2012 we teamed up with Domino’s Pizza for pizza delivery via a fire engine.  The event was a huge success and we would like to thank everyone that participated.  Without the support of Domino’s Pizza and the citizens of Ruston we could not have made this event possible.
We will be paying the kindergartners and 1st graders a visit and Pt. Defiance Elementary School on Friday October 12th.  We will be teaching the student’s the importance of calling 911 and knowing the pertinent information to give the dispatcher.  We will also be working with the kids on this year’s them of having “Two Ways Out” and having an evacuation plan.
On Saturday October 13th we will be hosting an open house at Town Hall / Fire Station at 5117 North Winnifred St... The event will be from 10:00 a.m.  Till 2:00 p.m...  We will have demonstrations for kids and adults alike, events for the kid’s, fire engine tours, and goodie bags.  
The reality is that when fire strikes, your home could be engulfed in smoke and flames in just a few minutes.
It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? That's why having two ways out is such a key part of your plan. This year’s theme, “Have 2 Ways Out!” focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.

Stop by on Saturday with the kids and see just how prepared your family is (or isn't)... It's worth the visit!

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