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South Fire District, Middletown, CT

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week Poster
(Click the image to download a poster (PDF).

Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat

Did you know that unattended cooking is the leading cause of home cooking fires? 30% of all reported home fires start in the kitchen -- more than any other place in the home -- and two out of three reported home cooking fires start with the range or stove.

Electric ranges or stoves have a higher risk of fires, injuries and property damage, compared to gas ranges or stoves; but gas ranges or stoves have a higher risk of fire deaths.

During Fire Prevention Week, South Fire District personnel will be spreading the word by visiting schools in the district - teaching families and kids how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place.

The schedule of activities and visits is below.

Friday, Oct. 6
8:30 AM
9:20 AM
10:00 AM
1:00 PM

Bielefield School - Kids Korner
Bielefield School - Town Meeting
Bielefield School - Pre-K
Bielefield School - Pre-K

Monday, Oct. 9
Columbus Day (no visits)

Tuesday, Oct. 10 9:30 AM
10:30 AM
Middlesex Community College
Gianelli's Day Care

Wednesday, Oct. 11 10:00 AM
11:00 AM
3:30 PM
Farm Hill School
South Farms Nursery School
Bielefield School - Kids Korner

Thursday, Oct. 12 9:00 AM
10:15 AM
Fellowship Baptist
Grace Lutheran

Friday, Oct. 13 10:00 AM
11:15 AM
St. Sebastian School
Grace Lutheran

Saturday, Oct. 14 11 AM - 3 PM
10 AM - 2 PM
South Fire District Open House
Car Seat Clinic*

* Conducted by the Middletown Police Department, at the Open House.

Some text and artwork reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week Web site, www.firepreventionweek.org. ©2006 NFPA.