Fire Prevention Week 2017 promoted in area schools

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As before, Sparky the Fire Dog will be in attendance to delight children.

Mankato Department of Public Safety plans a live fire display for the public to observe, as well as demonstations about fire hoses and vehicle extrication. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out of the home.

"When seconds count, plan two ways out".

Having an escape plan in case of a fire in the home is critical to survival.

To kick off Fire Prevention Week, the Fire Prevention Bureau will have an educational display at Home Depot on October 7 for Fire Safety Day.

"If you have a fire at home you may only have less than three minutes after the alarm sounds to get out safely". This year's Fire Prevention Week campaign is "Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out!", according to Sheridan Fire Chief Terry Lenhart.

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The 7th annual Fire Safety Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center. Both the Fremont Fire Department and the Fremont Rural Fire Department are participating in Fire Prevention Week.

"During Fire Prevention Week and really the whole month of October, we're involved in a lot of tours coming into the fire house".

The fire service offers free safe and well visits to people's homes. "We'll talk about fire safety, and do some fire drills, stuff like that". "We're always available for businesses as well", Welle said.

"Test yours every month to make sure they are in good working order and approximately every six months clean them out so they are in the best working order possible".

The Kimberley Fire Department is working in coordination with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of the Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to reinforce those potentially life-saving messages. "So awareness of what's going on around you and just paying attention to those details - that would help to prevent even a small fire", he said.