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Fire Prevention Week - October 4-10, 2020

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The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week is October 4th – 10th! In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn't just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week™ to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is Fire Safety in the Kitchen! For more information and fire safety resources visit https://www.nfpa.org/fpw

Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week Contests with the Hinsdale Fire Department

For Fire Prevention Week, The Village of Hinsdale Fire Department are offering the following activities for the community to participate in!

Coloring Contest- Grades K-4th - Deadline Friday 10/9 at 3pm

Beginning Monday, October 4th kids in grades Kindergarten-4th can enter the Fire Department’s coloring contest to win a “Fire Department Experience” and prize pack! The Fire Department Experience consists of a home visit from the fire department in a fire truck or engine, and a chance to take socially distanced pictures.

How to participate: Download one of the coloring pages below, complete it and drop it off at the Fire Department (121 Symonds Drive) in the drop box located outside the building. Winners will be chosen from each grade level and contacted on Saturday, October 10th if they won. Only one winner per household and you must reside in Hinsdale. Deadline to submit your coloring page is Friday, October 9th at 3pm.


Escape Plan Contest- Grades 5th-8th - Deadline Friday 10/9 at 3pm

Beginning Monday, October 4th kids in grades 5th – 8th can enter the Fire Department’s Escape Plan contest to win a “Fire Department Experience” and prize pack! The Fire Department Experience consists of a home visit from the fire department in a fire truck or engine, and a chance to take socially distanced pictures.

How to participate: Download the National Fire Protection Association Escape Plan worksheet, complete it and drop it off at the Fire Department (121 Symonds Drive) in the drop box located outside the building. Winners will be chosen from each grade level and contacted on Saturday, October 10th if they won. Only one winner per household and you must reside in Hinsdale. Deadline to submit your coloring page is Friday, October 9th at 3pm.

 


"Close Before You Doze" Video by Hinsdale FD
This live fire demonstration will show you how fire moves though rooms in house. A simple hollow core door can save your life in the event of a fire. 


"Sprinklers Save Lives" Video by Hinsdale FD
A side-by-side demonstration of a sprinklered and non sprinklered room. This demonstrates how quickly and effectively sprinklers can knock down and contain a fire.


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