Watertown Fire Department Teaming With Domino’s for Fire Safety Week & Hosting Open House

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.

LETTER: Spring Fire Safety Tips from the Watertown Fire Department

Residents of Watertown:

As the weather is beginning to improve it is becoming apparent that spring is here! With the nice weather and people spending more time outdoors, I felt it was a good time to offer some spring and summer fire prevention and safety tips. Grilling is a great way to prepare a meal while enjoying the nice weather, but there are a number of precautions that should be taken. Grills can only be used on a porch if it is a first floor porch with no roof or overhang and has an outdoor staircase to the ground or is at ground level. Grills cannot be within 10 feet of any structure; this includes, but is not limited to, sheds and fences.

Watertown Fire Department Gets Grant to Teach Fire Safety to Students, Seniors

Fire Chief Mario Orangio and Fire Inspector Capt. Ryan Nicholson are happy to announce that the Watertown Fire Department has been awarded $5,641 for Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and $2,996 for Senior SAFE grants. The S.A.F.E. program is a state initiative that provides resources to local fire departments to conduct fire and life safety education programs in grades K-12. The Watertown Fire Department has had a S.A.F.E. program in previous years, but due to a number of reasons we were not able to continue the program. However, we are happy to announce our re-entry into the classroom! The S.A.F.E. program has a proven record of success within the state, and we hope to educate Watertown’s youth on various fire safety topics.