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Litchfield Fire Dept. to Host Fire Prevention Activities

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:50:49 CDT

The Litchfield Fire Department will be hosting a number of activities this week in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week.

National Fire Prevention Day is always October 9, which is the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Every year since 1925, the week in which October 9 has fallen has been recognized as Fire Prevention Week nationwide.

The theme for 2019 is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.” It focuses on what a home escape plan should include and the value of practicing it.

The Litchfield Fire Department has a variety of activities planned for this week for schools and the general public. Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, fire drills will be conducted at all Litchfield schools. Smokehouse tours will be given at the fire department to all elementary school students this week, as well. Students will also have the opportunity to play games, win prizes and have lunch with members of the fire department.

Firefighters will also be working the counter at McDonald's on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. McDonald's will give a portion of the proceeds earned that evening to the volunteer fire department. A silent auction for adults will also be held and there will be other activities for children.

 

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