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Fire Prevention Month [PHOTOS]

Local fire departments host events to educate residents about fire safety.

October is fire prevention month and across the region local fire departments are hosting open house events to educate residents about fire safety and prevention.

Teaching fire safety in the home is the main focus as firefighters remind people to not only be sure to install smoke detectors, but to change the batteries twice each year - usually when they change their clocks for daylight savings time.

Having an escape plan is also emphasized along with teaching youngsters to "stay low and go" if they encounter a fire in the home, how to call 911 in the event of an emergency and how to extinguish small fires such as stove or oven fires before they become large and uncontrollable blazes.

peekskillman October 22, 2012 at 01:21 AM
read the title of the site: it is Peekskill-Cortland Patch. Perhpas the photos are in Tarrytown's version...?
Lanning Taliaferro October 22, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Hi, peekskillman, these photos are running on Patch sites all over the Hudson Valley; we hope folks will upload photos from other fire department events!
Patrick Wisker October 22, 2012 at 05:22 AM
Great photos from Montrose Stu! Thanks for being there and taking some!
Jean October 22, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Did you know? Smoking is the number one cause of home fire deaths in the United States. Jean Swanson, You Can Do It Coach.
Safety2go October 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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