September 25 2018

Burlington Fire Department to Host Fire Prevention Week Open House


The public is invited to come in and learn more about fire safety while getting the opportunity to check out the Burlington Fire Department and some of its equipment.


Fire Chief Steven Yetman and Fire Lt. Todd Ficociello are inviting all families and residents to attend an open house at the Burlington Fire Department as part of the national Fire Prevention Week programming in October.


The open house will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


“The Burlington Fire Department Open House event promises fun for all ages with plenty of vital safety tips that can keep your family safe in the event of a fire in your home,” an invite for the event states.


Papa Gino's will be offering free pizza and goodies, and Wegman's will be on-hand with free snacks and beverages.


“Firefighters will demonstrate life saving techniques and will show how the world-renown Jaws of Life hydraulic rescue tool works,” the invite says. “Children will also have the chance to climb aboard fire trucks and learn about all the tools and equipment used by a firefighter.”


The event is part of the national Fire Prevention Week that is running from October 7-13.


This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” It works to educate people about three ways they can reduce the likelihood of having a fire—and how to escape safely if they have one.


“In a fire, every second counts,” the invite says. “It is important for members of our community to know what to do if there is a fire. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children.”


This is a free event, and all are welcome. If you have any questions, call the Burlington Fire Department at 781-270-1925.


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