10.04.13 Fire Prevention Week

“Fires are dangerous. As we celebrate ‘Fire Prevention Week,’ Guamanians should be aware of how they can protect themselves, their families, and their homes from home fires. I thank firefighters, both local and federal, for the sacrifices they make and the risks they take for our safety.” —Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Governor Calvo and Lt. Governor Tenorio Proclaims Fire Prevention Week               
This morning Governor Calvo and Lt. Governor Tenorio proclaimed Fire Prevention Week 2013. This year’s theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires!” and begins on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Home Depot. There will be demonstrations and activities by local and federal firefighters from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen. They are caused by leaving stoves on and unattended, or by loose pieces of food catching fire.
Prevent Kitchen Fires and Protect Your Family                                                                 
Guam Fire Department offers the following tips to help prevent kitchen fires and to protect your family:
  • Stay Alert when using the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, or broiling food.
  • Stay in your home and periodically check on your food while it is baking, boiling, roasting or simmering.
  • Create a kid-free zone 3ft. away from any cooking areas
  • Keep your cooking area free of things that can catch fire.
  • Install smoke alarms in your home, 10 feet away from cooking areas to avoid false alarms. Test them regularly to make sure they work.
  • Have a fire escape plan for your family.

Call Your Village Fire Department For More Information                                     
Call your village fire department for more fire safety information:

  • Yigo – 653-3473
  • Dededo — 632-5197
  • Astumbo- 633-6626
  • Tamuning- 646-8801/2
  • Barrigada- 734-2264
  • Sinajana- 472-6342
  • Piti- 472-8139
  • Yona- 789-2231
  • Talofofo- 789-3473
  • Inarajan- 828-8177
  • Umatac- 828-8572
  • Agat- 565-2700

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