Saginaw Fire Department Participating in Fire Prevention Week
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The week of October 9th through 15th is Fire Prevention Week. As part of this year’s awareness campaign, the Saginaw Fire Department will host their annual awards ceremony and open house Tuesday, October 11th.

“We recognize citizens and firefighters that have performed above and beyond,” says Saginaw Fire Chief Thomas Raines. “It’s a good time to start our fire prevention education in our public schools as well.”

The open house and awards ceremony will take place 10 AM on Tuesday at the department’s headquarters at 801 Federal Avenue. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape.” Raines says it’s important for families to have a plan for getting out of the house safely in case of a fire.

More information on fire prevention and safety can be found at the National Fire Protection Association website.