Local fire departments take on Fire Prevention Week

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It’s Fire Prevention Week and local fire departments want to remind you to test your smoke alarms.

The West Elmira Fire Department held a open house this evening to focus on fire prevention. 

Majority of fatal fires happen between the hours of 12 and 8 a.m. It only takes a few moments for a fire to spread through a house, and if your smoke detector isn’t working, you could be in danger.

That’s why is important to ensure your smoke alarms are working properly, so that you and your family are protected against fire. 

Tonight’s event was a perfect way to teach children about fire safety.

“We’re teaching them fire prevention and we’re teaching them how to get out of the house safely.Get out, stay out. Stay low, and go. The whole 911 system, so everybody has an idea of what’s going on with everything, so it’s fresh in their brain, once a year.” said GreggTerpolilli.

Again, authorities stress how important it is, to know what to do in case of an emergency. 

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