Fairfields VFD Open House Monday to include displays and demonstration
, 2014

Fairfields VFD Open House Monday
to include displays and demonstration

The Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD) will host an open house in recognition of Fire Prevention Week on Monday, October 7, at the fire station on Main Street in Reedville.

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Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8 but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. The theme for Fire Prevention Week 2013 is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.”

The FVFD extends an invitation to friends and neighbors to the Open House on Monday to view displays explaining the ongoing programs, including free smoke detector inspections and installations, the county-wide emergency response access program, the “Knox Box” lock box program and the home safety inspection program. There also will be important information on the ISO reduced rating that could save homeowners money on their insurance, and the process that was required to get the rating.

The FVFD is proud of its equipment and buildings, and firefighters will be on hand to answer any questions and explain about volunteer opportunities. Demonstrations will include a portable fire extinguisher training simulator.

The support team will serve refreshments. This is an excellent opportunity for children and adults to visit the department, touch the equipment and pick up important safety tips.

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