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South County Fire proclaims Oct. 6-12 Fire Prevention Week

Post Date:10/02/2019 1:27 PM
Firefighters, fire engine, kids in capes with fire escape planThe South County Fire Board of Commissioners last night unanimously approved a resolution proclaiming Oct. 6-12 as Fire Prevention Week.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” Creating a home fire escape plan and practicing it is a small, but important action you can take to keep yourself and those around you safe from fire. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

Information on home fire escape planning will be the focus of South County Fire’s Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Activities at this free event include:
• The Great Escape Challenge:  Put on a cape, take our challenge to be a safety super hero and practice your great fire escape. Free capes for first 100 kids.
• Meet your firefighters, tour the fire engine and technical rescue unit.
• Spray water from a real fire hose.
• Learn three skills to save a life with ACT First Aid.
• Find out about careers with South County Fire.
• Information and tips on safe and healthy aging, disaster preparedness, injury prevention and more.
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