Fort Knox garrison leaders proclaim Oct. 5-9 ‘Fire Prevention Week’
By Eric PilgrimSeptember 29, 2020
FORT KNOX, Ky. — Flanked by fire and emergency services leaders, Garrison Senior Enlisted Advisor Command Sgt. Maj. William Fogle and Sparky the Fire Dog, Col. CJ King declared Oct. 5-9 as Fire Prevention Week.Fort Knox Fire Chief Jay Schiedewitz said visits to schools this year have been curtailed due to COVID-19 concerns. As a result, Sparky and firefighters will be performing fire prevention demonstrations within the residential areas.The proclamation signing, conducted at the Garrison Command conference room Sept. 29, kicks off a full week:· Oct. 5: A fire prevention booth will be set up at the Chaffee Avenue Shoppette from 8:15 – 11:30 a.m., at the Class Six 1-2 p.m, and at the Maude Complex from 2 - 3:30 p.m.· Oct. 6: The booth will be at the Maude Complex from 8:15 - 10 a.m. and at the Commissary from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and from 1 – 3:30 p.m.· Oct. 7: The booth will move to the Main Exchange from 8:15 – 11:30 a.m. and from 1 – 3:30 p.m.· Oct. 8: Fire drills will be conducted in the morning at Ireland Army Health Clinic, Cadet Command and HRC and the booth will be available at the Wilson Road Shoppette from 1 – 3:30 p.m.· Oct. 9: The booth will be back at the Main Exchange from 8:15 – 11:30 a.m. and from 1 – 3:30 p.m.Besides the information booths, firefighters will be hosting parades throughout all of the on-post neighborhood from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. each afternoon. There will also be a Knox Hills National Night Out "Grab-N-Go" event Oct. 8, 5-6:30 p.m.Garrison officials are urging those who participate in Fire Prevention Week to avoid unnecessary contact with others, practice social distancing and wear facial coverings when unable to maintain social distancing. Fire prevention team members manning the booths will be handing out information while wearing facial coverings and gloves.Follow the Fort Knox Fire Department Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Fort.Knox.FD and the Knox Hills page at https://www.facebook.com/knoxhillsllc for updates on events occurring during Fire Prevention Week.