October is National Fire Prevention Month and in Mesa, this year’s theme is “Every Second Counts, Plan Two Ways Out.” The community will have the opportunity to learn about home escape plans and the importance of fire alarms in the home tomorrow, Oct. 7.
“The event is hosted by Bashas’ and they reached out to us and asked us to share fire safety tips,” Deputy Chief Forrest Smith, community outreach PIO for the Mesa Fire and Medical Department, said. “So, we love to come out and talk about the kick-off to National Fire Prevention Month.
“We educate about smoke detectors, cooking and any other fire hazards around the home,” he continued. “We talk to families about getting out of their homes in case of a fire through EDITH (Exit Drills in the Home). We encourage families to have a discussion together on what to do in the event of a fire and how everyone can get out. We’ll have lots of demonstrations on how to use fire extinguishers as well.”
The Saturday, Oct. 7 Fire Prevention Month Safety Fair will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bashas’ parking lot in Mesa at 9925 E. Baseline Road.