Federal Fire Dept. aims to prevent fires in IPC communities
August 17, 2011
- National Night Out events show families how to prevent crime and fires
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The Federal Fire Department's Prevention Division actively participated in the 28th Annual National Night Out at Schofield Barracks, Aliamanu Military Reservation and here, Aug. 2.
The Prevention Division, along with firefighters from various stations, educated community members about the importance of fire prevention.
Keiki learned how to stop, drop and roll; learned the sound of a smoke detector; and learned what number to call in case of an emergency.
"Overall, the program went very well, and we hope to be invited back next year," said Kevan Miller, fire inspector.
Miller demonstrated hands-on fire extinguisher training and explained how to properly use a portable fire extinguisher.
Sparky the Fire Dog made a guest appearance and also extinguished a controlled fire for the keiki.
National Night Out heightens crime- and drug-prevention awareness, generates support for participation in local anticrime programs, strengthens neighborhood spirit and the police-community partnership, and sends a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Last year, more than 37 million people participated in National Night Out events throughout the U.S., its territories, in Canada and at military bases worldwide.
--Federal Fire Department
To learn more about the Federal Fire Department's fire-prevention efforts, call (808) 471-3303, ext. 617, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.