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Fire Prevention Week Activities

Contact: Chief Bob Thompson |

“Have Two Ways Out Be Rabbit Ready”

Fire Prevention Week 2012 will be observed Oct. 7-13 in the City of Wichita. To promote the campaign, the Wichita Fire Department has scheduled a number of activities for the week.

South Branch YMCA Fire Safety Night, 4:30-7:30 p.m.., Monday, Oct. 8
The fire department will provide fire safety information. Various fire department vehicles and equipment will be on display.

Ortiz School Mobile Prevention Experience, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Monday, Oct. 8
Mayor Carl Brewer and the Wichita Fire Department will introduce the fire department’s newest education program. The Mobile Prevention Experience is a 40-foot travel safety unit designed to help teach children and adults about fire safety and severe weather related emergencies.

Fire Prevention Zoo Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9
The department will join forces with other area fire departments and public service agencies to host a safety event at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Area fifth grade students have been invited to come out and interact with firefighters and other public safety personnel.

North Branch YMCA Health, Safety and Fitness Awareness Day, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct.10
Fire Prevention presentations and safety and health booths will be provided at the North Branch YMCA All area public, private and home schools have been invited to attend. Students will practice life safety skills and learn about health, wellness and good nutrition.

Senior Program Linwood Park Recreation Center, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11
Seniors citizens will take part in a lunch and learn from a fire safety program about the dangers of fire and burns involving seniors.

School Fire Drills, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11
The department will conduct fire drills at some area high schools. Purpose of the drills is to witness how students respond in an emergency situation.

Project Apartment Safety, 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12
In this new fire safety initiative, firefighters will go door to door talking with apartment residents about apartment fire prevention.

For future information or questions regarding fire safety programming, call Fire Prevention at 268-4441.

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