Chief Scott T. Lachance
100 Union St.,
Attleboro, MA 02703
For Immediate Release
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Attleboro Fire Department to Host Open House During National Fire Prevention Week
ATTLEBORO — Chief Scott T. Lachance and the Professional Firefighters of Attleboro Local 848 are pleased to announce that the Attleboro Fire Department will be hosting an open house next week as part of their programming for National Fire Prevention Week.
Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
South Attleboro Fire Station, 1476 West St.
The open house is sponsored by Papa Gino’s and is aimed at teaching families about fire safety and prevention practices.
Participants will receive safety tips such as “stop, drop and roll,” learn how to plan escape routes and how to crawl safely through a smoke-filled room.
Papa Gino’s, the Attleboro-based pizza chain, will provide free pizza and children’s fire safety coloring sheets at the open house.
“This event brings our firefighters together with the community they protect to provide fire safety tips and procedures,” said Attleboro Firefighter Paul Jacques, SAFE Coordinator. “Our open house allows families to learn about fire safety in a fun, enjoyable environment.”
Papa Gino’s is celebrating its 24th year of sponsoring Fire Safety Open Houses throughout New England to encourage families to learn about fire safety. During the month of October, Papa Gino’s will provide customers with fire prevention coloring sheets and certificates for kids. The restaurant will be hosting open houses throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island in October.
National Fire Prevention Week is from Oct. 7-13. In a fire, every second counts. It is important for Attleboro residents to know what to do if there is a fire. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three ways they can reduce the likelihood of having a fire—and how to escape safely if they have one.
“We look forward to seeing all of the kids at the station every year and we hope for a great turnout this year,” Chief Lachance said.
For more information about the Attleboro Fire Department Open House, please contact Attleboro Firefighter Paul Jacques at (508) 922-4394.