The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) joins the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in recognizing Fire Prevention Week from October 6-12. In observance of this important week, LPFD will host a free Fire Safety Expo on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
The event will be held at the Fire Training Tower located at 3301 Busch Road in Pleasanton from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This year’s Fire Prevention message is “Prevent Kitchen Fires”. According to the NFPA, two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and unattended cooking is a factor in 34 percent of reported home cooking fires.
The event will feature giveaways, firefighter demonstrations, fire escape planning, information on fire safety, and much more. The public can take a tour of the Fire Safety Trailer and Training Facility, learn how to use a fire extinguisher, and obtain disaster preparedness information. A children’s obstacle course is also included in this family event, along with various other demonstrations and activities.
To kick-off the fun, the Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation will host a Pancake Breakfast that begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues to 10:00 a.m. Donations will be accepted in support of local charities and the Fallen Firefighters Foundation. LPFD personnel will be on hand throughout the event to answer questions and assist the community in protecting their loved ones from fire.
For more information, please visit www.lpfire.org or call (925) 454-2361.