|BG Fire Division hosts open house Saturday|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 09 October 2013 11:10|
October is Fire Prevention Month and the City of Bowling Green Fire Division seeks to educate citizens about the importance of fire prevention.
On Saturday, the fire division will host an Open House, at the Pearl Street station, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. During the event, visitors may tour the fire station, view fire and ambulance vehicles, and talk with Bowling Green Firefighters.
Other activities will include:
• Fire extinguisher demonstration, 11:30 a.m.: Participants will be shown how to properly use an extinguisher
• Auto extrication demonstration, 1 p.m.: Watch the Jaws of Life at work
• Fire hose demonstration: Visitors will be able to test their skills by shooting a real fire hose.
• Thermal imaging camera demonstration: Firefighters will demonstrate how the camera improves visibility in a smoked filled area.
In addition, educational brochures will be available.
Firefighters will be available to answer questions and provide information.
Adults and children are encouraged to attend.
Too often, adults think that safety training only applies to children in school," Fire Chief Stephen Meredith explained. "Everyone needs to learn how to react in an emergency."
"The fire division also reminds everyone of the importance of having working smoke alarms and CO detectors," Chief Meredith said. "Alarms should be checked monthly and the batteries should be changed in coordination with clock changes for daylight savings time."
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