A Fire Prevention and Safety evening is being held by the South Hero Volunteer Fire Department (SHVFD) in cooperation with the Congregational Church of South Hero. The event will occur on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the fire station. Childcare is provided during the session at the church. Everyone is urged to attend.
The discussion for adults will be held at the fire and rescue station at 51 Community Lane, South Hero and is open to any adult 16 and older. It is open to the general public including residents of all island and off island communities. Topics include proper smoke alarm placement, testing and maintenance and clothes dryer safety. An open question and answer session will also take place as a part of the evening.
Members of the SHVFD and the Auxiliary of the fire department will offer activities for children at the church located 24 South Street, South Hero. Activities include a fun obstacle course, a demonstration of firefighter gear and more. Childcare for smaller children is offered as well. Childcare drop off begins at 5:45 PM with pick up immediately following the adult program.
“Our goal is to provide ways to prevent a fire event from happening as wells as to help protect your own family in the event of a fire,” said SHVFD Chief Kim T. Julow.
As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) recommends several fire safety measures including battery replacement for smoke alarms as well as testing. This year’s National Fire Prevention Association October fire prevention month theme is Escape Planning. If you cannot make the event, the SHVFD suggests you check your smoke alarms and give time to planning how to escape your home should a fire occur. See www.southherofire.com for resources.
Questions regarding the event can be answered by calling or emailing SHVFD Chief Julow at 802-324-1197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.