This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait, Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Fire Prevention Week will kick off with an Open House at all St. Petersburg Fire Stations from 10 am to 12 pm, on Saturday, October 8th. Stop by and meet your local firefighters! For a listing of all St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue Stations please visit: http://www.stpete.org/fire/stations.html
Fire Prevention activities will continue throughout the week, and will end with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue’s 27th Annual Fire Prevention Block Party on Saturday October 15th, from 10 am to 2 pm. The Block Party will take place at the familyfriendly Fossil Park, located at 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., featuring a variety of fun and educational activities for all ages including: a showcase of Fire & Rescue apparatuses, SPPD K9 demonstration, Fit4AllKids Teen Chili Cook-Off Challenge, Bayflite helicopter landing, bounce houses, face painting and much more! In addition, free food and drinks will be provided throughout the day.
If you are in need of a smoke alarm, please call St. Petersburg Fire Rescue HomeSAFE Hotline at: 727-893-SAFE (7233)
This Year’s Fire Prevention Week Campaign Includes the Following Smoke Alarm Messages:
- Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
- Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
- To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.
Annual Haunted House at Fire Station #7
On Saturday, October 22nd, Fire station #7 will host their Annual Haunted House. This will take place at Fossil Park Fire Station #7, located at: 6975 9th Street North from 6pm-9pm. Besides the haunted fire house filled with ghosts, spirits and creatures of the night, there will be carnival games, hay rides, snow cones and DJ music. Free and open to the public.