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Cascade Township Fire Department Building Awareness During Fire Prevention Week

Release date: 10/8/2018

Contact Name: Katelyn Crain
Contact Phone: Sabo PR, 248.881.9906

Cascade Township Fire Department Building Awareness During Fire Prevention Week

Cascade Township, Michigan, Oct. 8, 2018 – Cascade Charter Township’s Fire Department has a busy week in store with activities and events designed to educate individuals about fire prevention and escape planning.
 
Each year, the National Fire Prevention Association recognizes Fire Prevention Week, which is intended to educate the public about basic, essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire. This year’s campaign is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”
 
“Unfortunately, we’ve seen critical fire situations where people are unaware of what to do—which can jeopardize their safety or cost them their lives,” said Lt. Andrew Albright with the Cascade Fire Department. “National Fire Prevention week allows us to start these conversations and provide individuals with the necessary education and tools to encourage planning and practice. We hope the knowledge they gain could be the life-saving difference in a critical situation.”
 
To spread the word and educate the community about fire prevention, the Cascade Fire Department team will be participating in the following:
Monday, Oct. 8: Presenting to kindergarten, first grade and second grade students at Thornapple Elementary from 12:45-2:35 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11: Hosting individuals from Forest Hills Presbyterian Church at Station 2 to education them about fire safety and to demonstrate fire truck capabilities from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11: Presenting to kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade students at Pine Ridge Elementary from noon to 2:25 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11: Participating in the Silent Night Firefighter’s Memorial Service and Parade.
 
This year’s campaign, developed by NFPA, highlights three steps individuals can take to escape a fire: look for places fire could start; listen for the sound of the smoke alarm; and learn two ways out of every room.
 
According to the association, statistics show the number of home fires have declined the past few decades, but the death rate has significantly increased since 1980.
 
“These numbers show that while we’ve made significant progress in teaching people how to prevent fires from happening, there’s still much more work to do in terms of educating the public about how to protect themselves in the event of one,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “This is particularly critical given the increased speed at which today’s home fires grow and spread.”

“It’s critical people pay attention to their surrounding environment—whether at home, work, school or business,” said Albright. “It’s important to identify available exits and find the alarms. If one sounds, people should get to safety as quickly as possible.”
 
To learn more about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit firepreventionweek.org.
 
About Cascade Township
Home to more than 18,000 residents, Cascade Township is committed to serving the public by providing the finest community services possible with respect, efficiency and integrity. With the Thornapple River at its heart, Cascade Township is recognized as an excellent place to live, work, play and raise a family. For more information, visit http://www.cascadetwp.com/.
 

 

 

 

 

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