CASA GRANDE — Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12 and during that time, the Casa Grande Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to promote an education campaign.
The department is hosting a series of events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”
Fire Station 504, 1637 E. McCartney Road, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday to give area residents a chance to meet firefighters and learn about fire safety.
Information about fire safety will be given away and light refreshments will be offered.
On Tuesday, the Fire Department has teamed up with Domino’s Pizza of Casa Grande to check area fire alarms. Three customers who order two large one-item pizzas for delivery between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on that day will be selected at random for a firefighter to deliver. When the pizza arrives, the firefighter will ask to check if the home’s fire alarm is working. If it is, the pizza is free. If it’s not working, CGFD will schedule a time to install a new one.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, firefighters will host a safety workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. at Lowe’s and kids will have a chance to build a toy fire truck.
NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years. The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
NFPA statistics show that in 2017 U.S. fire departments responded to 357,000 home structure fires that caused 2,630 deaths and 10,600 fire injuries. On average, seven people died in a fire in a home per day during 2012 to 2016, a press release from the NFPA said. To learn more about the events, visit the department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cgfiredept. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit www.fpw.org.