October 2, 2013
Fire Prevention Week in Sedgwick County
Sedgwick County commissioners have proclaimed Oct. 6-12 as Fire Prevention Week 2013. This year’s theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires” and will focus on the importance of safe kitchen practices.
On average, 164,000 cooking fires occur each year in the United States – many of which could have been prevented. Sedgwick County residents can take personal responsibility and significantly reduce the risk of injury or death in a home fire with safe cooking practices, working smoke alarms and emergency planning.
First responders are dedicated to reducing the occurrence of home fires and home fire deaths and injuries through prevention and proper education. The Sedgwick County Fire Department will host two Open Houses this year during Fire Prevention Week from 1-4 p.m. on the following dates:
Saturday, Oct. 5 at Fire Station 35, 1535 S. 199 th St. West, in Goddard
Sunday, Oct. 13 at Fire Station 37, 4343 N. Woodlawn Ave, in Bel Aire
For more information regarding Fire Prevention Week and home fire safety, please visit www.sedgwickcounty.org.