Everett Fire Stations Holding Open Houses This Week

October 7, 2017

Everett Fire

The Everett Fire Department is inviting people to stop by their stations over the next week to see what goes on inside and learn what families can do to better prepare for a home emergency. Here are the details…

Everett Fire

Photo credit: Everett Fire Department

In observance of Fire Prevention Week, the Everett Fire Department is hosting five open houses at stations throughout the city. Attendees will have the chance to meet local firefighters and learn more about making a fire escape plan for their homes.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out,” as time is of the essence once a blaze starts, and families may have less than two minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds.

“We cannot stress enough the importance of being prepared in the face of emergency,” said Steve Goforth, assistant fire marshal. “It’s always good to have a plan and to practice that plan to make sure all family members know what to do and where to go in the event of a fire.”

The Office of Emergency Management will be at the open houses to talk about preparing for non-fire emergencies as well.

Open house schedule 

  • Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Station 1 (3619 Rucker Avenue)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 6:30—8:30 p.m., at Station 5 (1600 Madison Street)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6:30—8:30 p.m., at Station 2 (2201 16th Street)
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6:30—8:30 p.m., at Station 4 (5920 Glenwood Avenue)
  • Friday, Oct. 13, from 6:30—8:30 p.m., at Station 6 (9520 Evergreen Way)

The public is invited to attend these free open houses, and light refreshments will be provided.

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, when more than 250 lives were lost. From this tragic incident came many changes to fire codes that have made buildings safer.

Learn more about Fire Prevention Week online, or visit Everett Fire’s page.


,

About myeverettnews

My Everett News is a hyperlocal news website featuring breaking news and events in Everett, WA. We also cover City of Everett information and items of interest to those who live and work in Everett. It’s written by Leland Dart a former Snohomish County based radio reporter born and raised in Everett.

View all posts by myeverettnews
advert

Comments are closed.