This time of year is for pumpkins and goblins, but October is also National Fire Prevention Month and the Norwell Fire Department is doing its part to bring awareness to residents and children of Norwell. The NFD is hosting a Fire Safety Open House on Sunday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire station at 300 Washington Street, Norwell.
Reaching the Norwell Community with Fire Prevention
Sponsored by Papa Gino’s, the Fire Safety Open House in Norwell will combine fun, hands-on components with practical educational information geared toward children. The goal is to engage the community, educating and preparing residents for potential fires and arming adults and children with tips aimed at saving lives. Highlights include a demonstration by firefighters showing the way to escape a smoke-filled room, cooking safety tips, fire prevention tips, and Sparky, the fire safety mascot, interacting with children.
Fire Safety Tips for Norwell Residents
This year’s National Fire Prevention Month’s theme is “Protecting Your Family From Fire.” According to the U.S. Fire Adminstration, 75% of all fire fatalities occur in home fires. Federal and local fire officials urge residents to follow these guidelines to help prevent a fire at home and to protect loved ones in the event of a fire:
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home,
- Test smoke alarms once a month,
- Change smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, and
- Make and practice a home fire escape plan.
Attend the Norwell Fire Safety Open House
For additional information about this open house, contact Norwell Fire Captain Shane McMahon at 781-659-8156.