Georgetown Fire Department gears up for Fire Prevention Week

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  • Published: 10/04/2018 02:20 AM

Fire Prevention Week will be celebrated in October in Georgetown with a parade, safety day and firemen educating at local schools. The week is Oct. 7 to 13 and is a national standard to make sure all children receive education on fire safety, according to Tim Thompson, Georgetown Fire Department marshal. “We try to do fire prevention throughout the entire year and in October specifically we go into the schools,” Thompson said. Schools will call the fire department to schedule times to go out to the schools to provide fire safety education. GFD has purchased junior fire gear students will be able to try on. “It’s a way for [students] to understand we don’t want them to be scared of firefighters because we can look scary with all of our gear on,” Thompson said. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) declared the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week as “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware — fire can happen anywhere.” This theme identifies basic, but essential ways you can reduce the risk of fire, according to the NFPA website.


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