BFD hosts Fire Prevention Week Open House
Friday, 19 October 2012 by Grayson Edds
Amongst the daily duties of the Belton Fire Department, they're taking the time to visit school-age children to educate them about fire safety and prevention during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13.
"We go out each year and visit every elementary campus," said Asst. Fire Chief Bruce Pritchard. "This year we're going to daycares and pre-schools as well."
This year's theme 'Have Two Ways Out' encourages fire departments across the state to focus on talking about finding alternate escape routes other than the front door if a fire occurred.
The newest addition to Fire Prevention Week this year is the first annual Open House, which will be held Sat., Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station No. 2 on Sparta.
"We let the public go through the station, and we'll have fire prevention activities that day," Prichard said. "We're going to do some stop-drop-and-roll demos and equipment demos including heat sensing cameras."
There will be refreshments; the ladder truck on display to view; tours of the station; free health screenings; kids are guaranteed to have a good time with face painting, a bounce house, music and fun.