The week of October 5 – 11 is Fire Prevention Week. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), along with the Downingtown Fire Dept. and other safety advocates nationwide are urging people to check the batteries in your smoke detector, review your emergency escape plan with your family and stay fire smart. The national theme for 2014 is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month“.
The Downingtown Fire Dept. hosted the Annual Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, October 5th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Kerr Park with a great showing of community support. All who attended saw all of our equipment that is used and had an opportunity to speak directly to the volunteer firefighters with their questions about fire safety and fire department operations.
The Alert Fire Prevention Committee, who took vacation days from their jobs, visited with 520 kindergarten and pre-school children within a two day period, to speak about fire safety. The volunteers either visited at the schools or the classes made-it, a field trip to the station on W. Pennsylvania Ave.
The Alerts would like to thank the following schools for allowing the children to participate in our Fire Prevention Week activities:
- Beaver Creek Elementary
- Beaver Creek Autistic Support Group
- Lori Petrie’s Preschool
- Messiah Lutheran Church Preschool
- Regina Luminis Academy
- St. Joseph’s Elementary
- Step By Step Preschool
- Teach & Learn Day School
In addition to the local schools, the Downingtown Fire Dept. would like to thank the following fire companies for participating in our Annual Fire Prevention Open House Display at Kerr Park:
- West Bradford Fire Co. – Brush 39
- First West Chester Fire Co. – Brush 51
- Lionville Fire Co. – Engine 47-5
- West Whiteland Fire Co. – Tower 6
- Chester County Haz Mat Team – Station 15
- Smokey The Bear