WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (October 3, 2019) –
October 6 – 12 is Fire Prevention Week. The West Palm Beach Fire Department (WPBFD) in partnership with the National Fire Protection Association® is focused on preventing fires before they start by educating everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
Media is invited to join WPBFD Fire Inspectors in action as they reveal the hidden causes of fires in West Palm Beach that residents can quickly address to keep their home or business safe.
Date: Thursday, October 10
Location: 826 Evernia (Fire Department training home)
Who: WPBFD Bureau of Fire Prevention
What: WPBFD Fire Inspectors to provide top “hidden” fire risks and quick corrections that viewers can take to help “fire-proof” their home.
Interviews: Peter LeDuc, Fire Marshal for the WPB Fire Department will be on-hand for interviews.
About Fire Prevention Week:
More than 1.3 million fires were reported by fire departments in 2018, which resulted in over 3,600 deaths and over 15,000 injuries. During Fire Prevention Week, be on the lookout for more fire prevention tips from your West Palm Beach firefighters. Follow the department on social media @wpbfire/ Additionally, you may view fire safety tips, by visiting firepreventionweek.org
About the West Palm Beach Fire Department:
Celebrating its 125th
anniversary in 2019, the WPBFD’s mission is to perform lifesaving services with a community-first focus. The department responds annually to approximately 27,000 emergency calls from nine fire stations staffed by 246 personnel who, individually, receive almost 100,000 hours of training to respond to all emergency situations. The WPBFD is supported by the Bureau of Fire Prevention, which works to prevent fires by conducting more than 7,200 inspections of new and existing commercial properties. For fire prevention questions, please call the WPBFD Prevention Bureau at (561) 804-4724 (TTY 800-955-8771).