National Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Prevention Week is observed each October to mark the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and raise awareness of fire safety.
According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Week Association, fire departments across the United States respond to approximately 369,000 structure fires each year killing over 2,600 people and injuring about 13,000. Oftentimes people have no concert of the unpredictability and speed in which a fire can spread sometimes totally engulfing a structure in just minutes. That’s why the Cary Fire Department is joining other fire departments around the country urging residents to make a home fire escape plan and have two ways out in the event of fire.
Join the Celebration by Participating in Cary's Annual Safety Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Please join the Cary Fire Department in celebrating National Fire Prevention Week at Fred G. Bond Metro Park on October 13, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an outdoor safety festival. In addition to the Cary Fire Department, the Cary Police Department, the Town of Cary Emergency Response Team (CERT) the Town of Cary Inspection and Permits Department and the local Chapter of the Red Cross will also be represented at the festival.
Don’t miss the Kid's Combat Challenge!
On Saturday, children ages 4-12 can participate in a safety obstacle course featuring a stop, drop and roll station, crawl low in smoke simulator, hose carry, dummy drag and extinguishing a miniature fire. The final obstacle is climbing up and sliding down a 12 foot inflatable slide. Those who complete the course earn a FREE commermorative T-shirt for their efforts and winners in their respective groups will be presented trophies.
During the week, firefighters will be visiting schools to talk to students about prevention and safety.
For more information about National Fire Prevention Week, contact:
Senior Code Official III / Education Specialist
100 North Academy St.
Cary N.C. 27511