Orleans VFD kicks off National Fire Prevention Week

ORLEANS – Sunday, October 8th – Saturday, October 14th, is National Fire Prevention Week.

The Orleans Fire Department has started to prep for different events to spread the word about Fire Prevention.

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ for more than 100 years —has announced “Cooking safety starts with YOU! Pay attention to fire prevention TM as the theme for Fire Prevention Week,

Firefighters will kick off the event at the Fall Fun Fest on Congress Square on October 14.  Fire Chief Ronald Roach along with other local fire department members will be in the park talking with families about the importance of Fire Safety. There will also be some special surprises for the children attending.

Later this month members of the Orleans Fire Department will be presenting their Fire Prevention program to the children at Orleans Elementary School. During this program, children will witness first-hand what a firefighter looks like in all of their gear. They will also learn about fire safety plans, and how to determine if there is fire behind their door. Firefighters will discuss the importance of having two ways out of every room and the number to call for help.

“We will be at the firehouse handing out candy and other goodies during the town-wide Halloween event on October 31st,” added Chief Roach. “Please stop by and meet your local firefighters, and maybe even meet Sparky the fire dog”

The firehouse is directly behind the Orleans Townhall at 161 East Price Ave.

If you, your family, church group, or even business would like more information about Fire Prevention and safety, please contact the fire department at 812-865-2887, to set up a time for a program.

“We here at the Orleans Fire Department have a driving passion to keep everyone in our community informed and safe. We look forward to meeting with you,” added Chief Roach.