Cary and Raleigh celebrate National Fire Prevention Week

Posted on 09/30/10 No Comments

Cary Fire Department's Ladder #2
Next week, October 4-8, is National Fire Prevention Week and Cary and Raleigh will be celebrating with some cool family-friendly events.

There is no questioning the importance of having a solid fire safety and evacuation plan for your home and clearly, we can’t emphasize enough how critical it is to check those smoke detector batteries and ensure your wired detectors are operational. And, if you haven’t discussed your family’s fire plan in a while, use next week’s namesake as a reminder to do it.

In Cary, come celebrate at the town’s annual Safety Festival at Bond Metro Park on High House Road, held all day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m this Saturday, October 2. Town members of the fire department, police force and EMS will be on hand to answer questions, talk to the kids and hopefully, best of all, allow the little ones to climb around on the fire trucks and test out the cops’ pepper spray. (Okay, just kidding about that last part.)

The Raleigh Fire Department will welcome visitors every day of the week to any fire station between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for a chance to chat with the crews, browse around the stations and just learn a bit more about everything they go through to keep us safe when the worst happens.

For more information on the event and to simply learn more about in-home fire prevention—and who couldn’t stand to learn more about that?—visit the National Fire Protection Association’s Web site.

And lastly, remember fire prevention as a factor in house buying. For example, when first visiting a potential home, consider evacuation routes and think about where certain family members’ rooms should be located. Is there anything that stands out to you as unsafe? Many homebuyers only inclination is to look just at floorplans, features and finishes. As agents, we’ll always do our part to remind you of these safety issues. They’re important.

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