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It is National Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme is "Have two ways out."
Wichita Fire Marshall Brad Crisp says there should always be at least two ways out of a home in case of an emergency, and families should have a plan in place should disaster strike.
The Wichita Fire Department is hosting events across the city this week to observe Fire Prevention Week.
The first event will be held at Ortiz Elementary School today from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and the Fire Department will introduce the department's latest education program, the Mobile Prevention Experience. The 40-foot travel safety unit is designed to help teach children and adults about fire safety and severe weather-related emergencies.
Other events include:
Monday, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., South Branch YMCA: Wichita Firefighters will provide fire safety information and various fire equipment and vehicles will be on display.
Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fire Prevention Zoo Day: The Wichita Fire Department, along with other area departments and public service agenices, will host a safety event at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Area fifth grade students will be attending the event.
Wedenesday, 10 a.m., North Branch YMCA Health, Saftey and Fitness Awareness Day: The fire department will give fire prevention presentations, and there will be safety and health booths at the North Branch YMCA.
Thursday School Fire Drills, 10 a.m.: The fire department will be conducting fire drills at area high schools.
Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Senior Program: Senior citizens will take part in a lunch and presentation about fire safety and the dangers of fire and burns to seniors at the Linwood Park Recreation Center.
Friday Project Apartment Safety, 9 a.m.: In a new initiative, firefighters will be going door to door across the city, speaking to apartment residents about the dangers of fire and fire prevention.