PINE BLUFF, Ark. (Oct. 13, 2012) - Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services is hosting its 2nd annual Open House at Fire Station #1 (200 East 8th Avenue) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. today, October 13, in conclusion of Fire Prevention Week.
The entire community is invited to attend this free, informative event. Pine Bluff firefighters will be on hand to answer questions, conduct fire station tours, and demonstrate the use of the department's tools and equipment.
There will be opportunities to have photos taken with "Sparky the Dog," participate in fire extinguisher demonstrations and CPR training, and observe firefighters as they perform a live-exercise using the "Jaws of Life".
Residents can sign up to have a free smoke alarm installed in their home or request a free home survey, by actual Pine Bluff firefighters, or get their residential burning permit for this fall-winter season.
Fire Prevention Safety Week is an annual public awareness campaign hosted by fire departments across the nation. The event is held to familiarize children with what firefighters look like when they are dressed in their safety gear, and to help them learn techniques to help keep them safe. It also serves as a week for fire safety reminders for adults, such as updating fire escape plans and replacing smoke alarm batteries.
(Source: City of Pine Bluff)