“Focus On Fire Safety: Protect Your Family From Fire”
The 2011 Fire Prevention Week will be observed October 7-15 in the City of Wichita. This year’s theme is “Focus on Fire Safety: Protect your Family From Fire.” To promote the campaign the Wichita Fire Department (WFD) has scheduled a number of activities.
OLD COWTOWN FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION FAIR
9:00 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd.
Students from all area grade schools are invited to learn about fire safety, watch a heavy rescue demonstration, practice an escape out of a smoke filled room and tour Cowtown.
FIRE STATION TOURS AT THE “BIG HOUSE” FIRE STATION #1
10:00 a.m., Monday, Oct. 10, Fire Station One, Main and Murdock
The public is invited to tour Station One. It is the last Wichita fire station that features a pole which firefighters still use when responding to alarms. Reservations can be made for a tour by calling the Fire Prevention Office at 268-4441.
FIFTH GRADE FIRE PREVENTION ADVENTURE AT THE ZOO
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 11, Sedgwick County Zoo
The WFD will join forces with other area public safety officials to host this event. All fifth grade students throughout the City, County and surrounding areas are invited to attend. The event allows students to interact with firefighters and safety personnel while participating in fire prevention and safety activities.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND FITNESS AWARENESS DAY
10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the North Branch YMCA, 3330 N. Woodlawn
The WFD will present a fire prevention program for all private and public schools located in the area. Students will practice life safety skills such as exiting from a smoke filled room and learn about the dangers of playing with matches and lighters. Health and wellness activities will also be presented by YMCA Staff.
BOTANICAL GARDENS SAFETY LECTURE
10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, 701 Amidon
The WFD will present a fire safety lecture to guests attending Botanica’s lecture series.
FIRE DRILLS IN THE SCHOOLS
10:00 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 13
The WFD will conduct fire drills at pre-selected schools and critique the drill with schools officials to identify any potential problems.