OVFD Celebrates National Fire Prevention Week

OVFD Celebrates National Fire Prevention Week

All are invited to an Open House at the Fire Hall on Saturday, October 11th from 2 – 4pm.

Fire Prevention Week is from October 5th through the 11th.  OVFD has planned a number of activities:

  • Firemen will be going to the school to discuss fire prevention activities with the students. 
  • On Saturday the 11th, 2 – 4pm, the community is invited to visit the new fire station and participate in a variety of activities. 
  • Trucks with their equipment will be on view. 
  • There will be videos for the kids.
  • A fireman will help kids spray water with a fire hose.
  • Fire Prevention handouts for kids and adults will be available.

This year’s theme for fire prevention week is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives.”


1.  Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.

2.  Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.

3.  It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound. Use the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

4. There are two kinds of alarms. Ionization smoke alarms are quicker to warn about flaming fires.  Photoelectric alarms are quicker to warn about smoldering fires.  It is best to use both types of alarms in the home.   

5. A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall.  Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet from the stove.

6. Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.


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