The week of Oct. 7 to 13 is National Fire Prevention Week, and the Watertown Fire Department has a couple of events plan, including a partnership with Dominos and and open house at the Fire Headquarters.
The Watertown Fire Department provided the following information:
Each year for a week in October we try to bring awareness to fire risks and educate the public on how they can make their homes safer. This year’s Fire Prevention Week focus, which runs from Oct. 7 through Oct. 13, is Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere. We’re working to educate people on three basic steps to take to prevent the likelihood of having a fire, and how to escape safely in the event of one occurring.
Look. Residents should be on the lookout for potential fire dangers in their homes and work to correct them. Examples would include over taxed power strips or space heaters too close to combustibles.
Listen. Listen for your smoke alarms. When you hear the alarm sound, make sure you and your family exit the home a safe distance to a predetermined meeting spot.
Learn. Learn two ways out of every room. Make sure your windows and doors open easily and are free of clutter.
This year we have partnered with Domino’s located at 111 Arsenal St. On Friday, Oct. 12, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. we will be delivering pizza in a fire engine to select customers. When we arrive we will test your smoke alarm. If you have an alarm that works the pizza is free! If you don’t have an alarm or it doesn’t work, we will install a new one for you.
Finally, on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. we will be hosting an open house at Fire Headquarters located at 99 Main St. The open house will feature station tours, an opportunity to touch the trucks, a special visit from Sparky the Fire Dog, “Jaws of Life” demonstration (11 a.m.), Drone demonstration (1 p.m.) and guests will leave with valuable informational resources on making their homes safer. Coffee and donuts will be courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts and pizza will be courtesy of Papa Ginos.