Fire Prevention Week - Not Every Hero Wears a Cape

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News Date: 
October 18, 2019

Fire Prevention Week is a time to spread awareness to children, adults and teachers on fire prevention and safety, as well as how to stay safe during a fire. This years’ theme was “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escapee,” and works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. Mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. It is important for our fire department to educate about fire prevention because we want to keep the community safe.

This year the Salinas Fire Department celebrated Fire Prevention Week with several open houses at Fire Stations 5, 3, and 6. Firefighters and Prevention staff displayed fire safety education and demonstrations with free ice cream. We had an absolute blast sharing all the activities we had with the community! Staff demonstrated the proper technique to extinguish fire by spraying traffic cones down with the fire hose (always aim for the base of the flame, not the top!), crushed soda cans with the jaws-of-life (vehicle extrication tool) and much more!  Sparky, the Fire Dog, made a special appearance giving out hugs and high fives. The Week is officially over but we want to remidn you all to always practice fire safety. Thank you all who joined us at our open houses, we look forward to mo

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