Orange County Fire Rescue is kicking off Fire Prevention Week with an important message, and firefighters will be out in the community all week sharing it with the community: “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” That’s the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign.

“In modern homes, the time to escape a fire is seconds, not minutes,” said Orange County Fire Chief Otto Drozd III. “Having working smoke alarms in every bedroom and throughout the home give you and your family the early warning you need to get out quickly and safely.”

The week of October 4-10 was recently proclaimed Fire Prevention Week in Orange County by Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Firefighters throughout the county will be taking part in a variety of activities to share the life-saving message of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.

Orange County Fire Rescue will visit Orange County libraries, YMCA after-school programs and more than 50 schools and daycares throughout the week to share safety tips and give children the opportunity to meet their firefighters. The department will also take part in the following community activities:

  • Community Health Fair at Cypress Grove Park – Saturday, Oct.3
  • Visits to Home Depot stores for Kid’s Workshop – Saturday, Oct.3
  • National Day Out activities – Tuesday, Oct. 6
  • Open House at Fire Station 43 – Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Door-to-door smoke alarm checks – Saturday, Oct. 10

In addition, for the first time ever, Orange County Fire Rescue is partnering with Domino’s locations throughout the county to deliver the message about fire safety and ensure families are protected. This unique events kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 7 and runs through Friday, Oct. 9.

For more information about Orange County Fire Rescue activities call 407-836-8337. A wealth of information on keeping families safe is available

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