EFR expands prevention week to all of October
October 8, 2013
For 91 years, fire departments have observed Fire Prevention Week, making it the longest running public health and safety observance on record.
Because it receives so many requests from the community and schools during this time of year, Eastside Fire & Rescue will use the entire month of October to meet the many requests it receives.
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 19, EFR hosts open house at the following fire stations:
Station 71 — 190 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah
Station 72 — 1575 N.W. Maple Street, Issaquah
Station 73 — 1280 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah Highlands
Station 78 — 16135 S.E. 113th Place, Issaquah/Renton Road
Station 81 — 2030 212th Ave. S.E., Sammamish
Station 82 — 1851 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish
Station 83 — 3425 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, Sammamish
Drop by and visit with firefighters, tour the fire station, sit in a fire truck and pick up fire safety information.
In 2011, fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure fires that caused 13,910 injuries and 2,520 deaths. Two out of every five home fires started in the kitchen with the ignition of food or other cooking materials. The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking, but you can take steps to safe cooking:
4Watch what you heat and be sure to stay alert when cooking,
4Keep things that can catch fire away from heat and know what to do if you have a cooking fire,
4Keep kids away from cooking area,
4Install and use cooking appliances safely and be sure to have working smoke detectors.