Learn about Fire Safety During Fire Prevention Week

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Kindling a passion for safety: Rochester Hills Fire Department celebrates Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-14

By Jen Bucciarelli The Rochester Hills Fire Department kicks off Fire Prevention Week as they host their annual Emergency Apparatus Display Friday, Oct. 12 from 7-9 p.m. followed by fire station open houses on Sunday, Oct. 14 from noon-4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Be Rabbit Ready.” Since rabbits build burrows with two exits, the theme hopes to teach children to know two ways out of every room if there is a fire. “It (will) heighten fire safety, prevention and awareness and give the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Fire Prevention Week Activities

Fire Prevention Week October 3 – 9, 2010 Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire – the two day blaze that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 more homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 buildings on October 8 and 9, 1871.  That tragedy inspired reform across America, spurring new fire safety codes and public awareness campaigns. Each year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsors a prevention campaign to stress the importance of fire safety education … [Read more...]