Meet Your Firefighter, Tour the Station for Cary’s Fire Prevention Week
- Cary’s nine fire stations will be open to citizens on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Citizens will have the opportunity to meet firefighters, tour the fire stations, see the equipment and learn valuable fire safety tips.
- Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14.
CARY, NC – Meet local firefighters, get your own fire hat and badge, and get an up-close look at life-saving tools by joining municipalities across the country in marking National Fire Prevention Week with a trip to your neighborhood fire station in Cary. The Town of Cary will open its fire station doors from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on October 7 and provide an opportunity to gain valuable fire safety information while staying close to home. During this time, visitors can meet their firefighters, tour the fire station, see firefighting and rescue equipment and, most importantly, learn valuable fire safety tips.
“The theme this year is ‘Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!’ We’ll have information in each station for families to take home so they can map out an escape plan customized to their home and we always have giveaways for children such as plastic fire hats, badge stickers, pencils, temporary tattoos and activity books,” said Alicia Dismuke, Community Risk Coordinator.
The mission of the Town of Cary Fire Department is to protect and enhance the high quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the Town of Cary from the adverse effects of natural and man-made emergencies. In 2015 the Commission on Fire Accreditation International granted the Town of Cary Fire Department its fourth international accredited agency status. The department is one of only 234 fire/rescue agencies nationwide to achieve the accredited agency status. Also in 2015, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) awarded Cary the top insurance rating of Class 1. The Town of Cary was the first municipality in the Triangle to receive ISO Class 1. Nationally, 46 communities have earned a Class I rating out of about 49,000 agencies nationwide.
Alicia Dismuke, Community Risk Coordinator, (919) 460-4958
Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240