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Touch a Truck and Meet Your Firefighters at Cary’s Fire Prevention Week Celebrations

Post Date:10/09/2018 9:46 AM
  • Take a trip to your neighborhood Cary fire station on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in celebration of National Fire Prevention Week.
  • 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.
  • This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere!”

Cary, NC – Join municipalities across the country and mark National Fire Prevention Week in Cary with a trip to your neighborhood fire station on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere!” Look for places in your home fire can start. Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm and know what to do if you hear it. Learn how to make a home escape plan.

In addition to the October 13 event, the Fire Department will host more than 400 public education events at the request of local daycares and community organizations; to inquire about scheduling a presentation to your group or neighborhood, call (919) 460-4958 or summit a community request form located at www.townofcary.org/services-publications/fire/community-service-requests.

The mission of the Town of Cary Fire Department is to protect and enhance the high quality of life for citizens and visitors 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 259 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, 70 communities have earned a Class I rating out of about 49,000 agencies nationwide.

For more, search “Fire Public Education” at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 460-4958. And for more fun in Cary, search the Meetings & Events calendar at www.townofcary.org

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Primary Contacts

Scott Benninghoff, Community Risk Coordinator, (919) 460-4958
Stephen McNulty, Public Information Specialist, (919) 465-4606
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

Resources

Cary Fire Station Locations
National Fire Prevention Week
Cary CERT
Town of Cary Fire Department
Calendar

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