Fire Prevention Week 2016 ‘Don’t Wait: Check the Date!’
Joe Denoyer - September 28, 2016 12:56 pm
The members of Seward County Fire Rescue are busy finalizing plans to recognize Fire Prevention Week 2016. The department will kick off the week with an open house at the Seward County Fire Station in Kismet on Sunday, October 9 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The Fire Station is located at 504 Locust Street in Kismet.
Those who attend the open house will have an opportunity to register for smoke, CO and combustible gas detectors that will be given away at the conclusion of the open house. There will also be opportunities for attendees to check out fire apparatus and equipment that the department owns.
Sparky the fire dog will also be in attendance and light refreshments will be served. Information will also be available for anyone who is interested in position as a Paid Call Firefighter with Seward County Fire Rescue, with open positions at Kismet Fire Station.
Members of the department will be at the Kismet Elementary School visiting with the kids about fire prevention and handing out packets of information during Fire Prevention Week. They will also visit the Kismet Senior Citizen’s Center to give a fire prevention talk. The theme this year is ‘Don’t Wait: Check the Date!’ This is a reminder to everyone to check the age of their detectors and replace them if they are ten years old. Working smoke detectors save lives when a fire breaks out since most fire deaths at home are caused by smoke inhalation.
Following Fire Prevention Week, each class at Kismet Elementary will participate in some hands on activities with members of the fire department.
Some of the fire prevention packets that the department will be handing out are from a mini-grant that was given by the Fire Education Association of KS and the KS Fire Marshal’s office. The department was one of six fire departments in Kansas that were granted the materials. Seward County Fire Rescue wishes to thank those two organizations for awarding them the mini-grant which enables the department to reach more people with their fire prevention message.