In past years members of the Seward County Fire Department have visited the Kindergarten through third grade classes at Kismet Elementary School—as well as visiting a local preschool in Kismet.
This year, however, the department is expanding its activities during Fire Prevention Week, which is October 3-9. The expansion is due in part to a grant for free fire prevention materials that SCFD applied for—and received—from FEAK KS. The grant was for a ‘Fire Prevention Week in a Box’ kit that contains signs, banners and fire prevention education materials for 100 adults and 100 children.
The SCFD will kick off the week with an open house held at the Kismet Community Pavilion on Sunday, October 3rd, from 1 pm to 3 pm. There will be fire trucks to look over, free fire prevention materials to pick up, and also drawings for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
On Monday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 5th SCFD members will visit Kindergarten through 4th grade classes at Kismet Elementary, as well as visiting the preschool in Kismet. Finally, on Thursday, October 7, department members will visit the Kismet Senior Citizens to promote fire prevention.
If you are a member of an organization that would like to have a fire prevention presentation please call Chief Mike Rice at (620) 626-3267 or Lt. Chris Standard at (620) 563-7841.