Fire Prevention Week Kick Off
The Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services conducted its 3rd Annual Fire Prevention Week (FPW) Kick-off Event on October 3, 2010. 72 career and volunteer fire and EMS service workers volunteered their Sunday afternoon to deliver fire and life safety information and prevention techniques to a crowd of over 1,400 citizens and visitors of the community in just 5 hours.
Fire Chief Richard E. Mabie stated, “its really makes a chief proud when you look around and see 72 emergency responders who usually operate together during times of tragedy and see them working as One Department to provide the necessary tools that the community needs to prevent these tragic incidents from occurring.”
FPW is a nationally recognized program which this year has a theme of “Smoke Alarms, a sound you can live with”. All though this program is operated one week nationally, locally, the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services offers its fire prevention programs and services year round.
It is estimated that 32% of the homes in Front Royal/Warren County still have a missing or non-functional smoke alarm(s). Keeping with this year’s FPW theme, the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services will conduct its 2nd Annual Smoke Alarm Campaign targeting residences which are in need of assistance with this life saving tool. This event will take place on October 16, 2010 with a goal of providing and installing 300 ten-year tamper proof smoke alarms in the community.
For more information on the Departments programs and services or to register for a free smoke alarm for your home, contact the Department of Fire and Rescue Services Administrative Office at (540)636-3830 or visit us on the web at www.warrencountyfire.com.