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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fire Prevention Week

The 2010 Fire Prevention Week is off to a great start. Running from October 3 to October 9, Fire Prevention Week is a time for the public to interact with the fire service in an effort to help prevent fires. This year's theme is "SMOKE ALARMS: a sound you can live with".

Fire Prevention week got off to an early start for the CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit with their participation at the Yucaipa Emergency Preparedness Expo. There was a bit of a Halloween theme for the CAL FIRE booth, but the message was clear none the less.

The Yucaipa event was followed by the San Bernardino City Fire Department open house on Saturday, October 3rd. The event was well attended and lots of fire prevention material for young and old was passed out. And as always, the fire engine was a big crowd pleaser.

This coming Saturday, October 9th, San Bernardino CAL FIRE personnel will be attending and supporting the MADD San Bernardino County Memorial Tribute and Community Awareness Event. This event will be held at Wildwood Park in San Bernardino at the corner of Waterman Avenue and 40th Street from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Out in the Yucca Valley area, CAL FIRE Firefighters are participating in three days of fire prevention efforts in cooperation with Home Depot.

With the coming time change from daylight savings to standard time, it is also time to think about changing the batteries in the smoke detectors in your home. To find our more facts about smoke detectors and home fires, go to the National Fire Prevention Association web site:

And even though we have had some wet weather, do not fall into the trap of thinking that the threat of wildfire is over for the year. Much of the vegetation remains dry and can readily burn. With the Santa Ana wind season just beginning, there is still a large potential for wildfire. We need your help in preventing wildfire when you are out in the wildland areas.