Beginning today (Monday, Oct 7), the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department will join communities across the Country in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” The 2018 theme reinforces the principles: “Look” for potential fire hazards and take care of them. “Listen” for the sound of the smoke alarm. “Learn” two ways out of every room. Practicing fire prevention, having working smoke detectors, and developing a fire escape plan will greatly increase your family’s chances of escaping a home fire.
During Fire Prevention Week Sheridan Fire-Rescue will host tours of the fire station for the local elementary schools. The students visiting the fire station will have the opportunity to see the fire engines, ambulances, equipment, protective gear, and where the firefighters live while they are working their 24 hour shift.
On October 13, 2018, Sheridan Fire-Rescue will host an open house at 212 East Works Street for the public from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Sheridan Firefighters will be offering tours of the fire station, junior firefighter combat challenge course, smoke detector and fire safety information, and fire engine rides. Please plan on visiting your local fire station and firefighters.
For questions or to request further information please call the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department at (307) 674-7244.