Falls Church Fire Prevention Day
Hundreds attended to learn about fire prevention and safety.
The Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) and the Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) co-hosted its annual Fire Prevention Week Open House on Sat, Oct. 13 at Fire Station 6 in Falls Church.
This is the Department’s largest public education and fire prevention event of the year, focused on providing the citizens of the community with important safety information.
Hundreds of citizens from the Falls Church and Arlington area attended the event to learn about the department’s operations, training, and equipment, as well as to learn how to take steps to prevent fires and other hazards.
The event featured tours of the fire station, Sparky the Fire Dog, a number of demonstrations including emergency medical services, firefighting, auto extrication and the Falls Church Sheriff’s K-9.
Fire Prevention Week is an American tradition inspired by the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred during the second week of October in 1871. Each year, the National Fire Protection Association and its members promote a special fire safety message. This year’s theme is “Have 2 Ways Out!” and focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.