WPBFD to Demonstrate Real-Time Fire Precautions on October 10
Fire Inspectors to Conduct Fire Safety Demonstration for Fire Prevention Week
WHO: Peter LeDuc, Fire Marshal for the West Palm Beach Fire Department (WPBFD)
WHAT: Media is invited to witness a highly visual demo during which Fire Inspectors will demonstrate top “hidden” fire risks and show ways residents can help “fire-proof” their home.
October 6 – 12, 2019 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 that residents can quickly address to keep their home or business safe.
WHERE: 826 Evernia (Fire Department training home)
WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2019; 10:00 a.m.
VISUALS: Simulated fire and smoke, real-life fire hazards, and a practice home escape
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.
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).
ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT: Fire Marshal Peter LeDuc: (561) 804-4709, (TTY 800-955-8771)