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 its annual open house as part of their programming for National Fire Prevention Week.
Fire Prevention Week is coming up on Oct. 6-12. This year’s theme, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” is aimed at educating everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
South Attleboro Fire Station, 1476 West St., South Attleboro
The open house, sponsored by Papa Gino’s, is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices.
Those who attend 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.
In addition, Papa Gino’s, the Attleboro-based pizza chain, will provide free pizza and children’s fire safety coloring sheets.
“We hope to see a large turnout of families coming out to enjoy some pizza, spend some time at the station with our firefighters and learning about important fire safety tips,” said Attleboro Firefighter and SAFE Coordinator Paul Jacques.
Papa Gino’s is celebrating its 25th anniversary of sponsoring fire safety open houses throughout New England to encourage families to learn about fire safety. For the past 25 years, Papa Gino’s has helped to educate more than 2 million people about fire prevention and safety.
During the month of October, Papa Gino’s will provide customers with fire prevention coloring sheets and certificates for kids.
“We look forward to this event every year and it’s a great way to get some face-to-face time with the residents we serve,” Chief Lachance said.
For more information about the Attleboro Fire Department Open House, please contact Firefighter Jacques at 508-922-4394.