The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) joins the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in recognizing Fire Prevention Week from October 7 through October 13.
In observance of this important week, LPFD will host a free Fire Safety Expo on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The event will be held at the Fire Training Tower located at the City of Pleasanton Operation Services Center at 3333 Busch Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to 369,500 home structure fires. These fires caused 13,350 civilian injuries, 2,640 civilian deaths, and $6.9 billion in direct damage. According to the NFPA, one-third of American households estimate they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. Unfortunately, the time available to escape is often less.
This year’s campaign focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.
“Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility and this event will provide families with the necessary information necessary to protect them” stated LPFD Fire Marshall Scott Deaver.
The event will feature giveaways, firefighter demonstrations, fire escape planning, information on fire safety, and much more. The public can take a tour of the Fire Safety Trailer and Training Facility, learn how to use a fire extinguisher at a special training, and obtain disaster preparedness information. A kid’s obstacle course is also included in this fun family event, along with demonstrations by the Livermore Police Department K-9 unit, and a Crime Prevention Booth hosted by the Pleasanton Police Department.
To kick-off the fun, the Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation will host a Pancake Breakfast that begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues to 10:00 a.m. to support local charities and the Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Fire Department personnel will be on hand throughout the event to answer questions and assist the community in protecting their loved ones from fire.
For more information, please visit www.lpfire.org or call (925) 454-2361.