HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department’s “Open House” Public Safety Awareness Campaign will kick off in the month of April to promote Fire Prevention and Safety.
Citizens will have the chance to learn about common causes of home fires such as cooking, heating units, and smoking; be reminded of the importance of having working smoke detectors (and checking them frequently) and how critical it is to have a fire safety escape plan in place.
There are two safety themes for 2019 open houses: “Know the Way Out” and “Cook with Caution.” Open house activities, which may vary by fire station, include: an interactive tour through the fire safety house to learn how to prepare and evacuate during an emergency, demonstrations by firefighters, fire station tours, photo ops with Sparky the Fire Dog, and free pizza and chips.
“Every year, the majority of fire deaths in North America happen at home. In a typical home, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Our open houses are a time for people to think ahead. You can help ensure your family’s safety by having a home fire escape plan, making sure your smoke alarms work well, and being careful with cooking and heating equipment,” said Fire Chief Sam Pena.
The schedule for 2019 open houses is below:
Anyone with questions can reach out to PIO Sheldra Brigham firstname.lastname@example.org or (832) 509-9984.