Centereach Fire Department Holds Fire Prevention Open House
On October 15, 2016 the Centereach Fire Department held their annual Fire Prevention Open House for the community. Over 500 Community residents were in attendance. “It was great to see such a turnout from the community and see them willing to learn fire prevention and fire safety from their local Fire Department which gives us a great opportunity to educate the community on fire safety in the event of an emergency”. Said Chief Robert Corley.
During the event, firefighters demonstrated the extinguishing of a dryer fire as well as how they extricate a victim from a car accident. Suffolk County Fire Rescue Services supplied their Fire Prevention smoke maze for the day. This allowed residents to navigate the trailer under smoke conditions to highlight the safety of having a working smoke detector. This year’s fire prevention theme is centered on having working smoke detectors which can save a life by giving those inside an early warning. In addition to demonstrations, attendees were also provided many other fire prevention safety tips, kitchen safety, exit drills in your home, stop drop and roll, etc.
The Centereach Fire Department would like to remind you to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and make sure they are in proper working order. Early warning of a fire could be the matter of life and death.