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TFD Fire Prevention Initiative

Tallahassee Fire Department
Posted at 8:56 PM, Oct 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-03 05:40:16-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - For many, smoke alarms are only heard when someone is burning dinner. In reality, smoke alarms serve a much greater purpose, saving lives.

In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, which takes place October 6 - 10th, the Tallahassee Fire Department (TFD) is launching a campaign to educate citizens about the importance of smoke alarms, how to effectively use and care for them and their important role in fire prevention.

To kick-off the "Where's the Beep?" campaign, TFD, along with the Florida State Fire Marshal's Office and the American Red Cross, will hold a news conference on Monday, October 6, at 11 a.m. at the Apalachee Ridge Technology Learning Center.

During the interactive event, staff will unveil the campaign's outreach initiatives and simulate a house fire. During the simulation, participants, including Rickards High School students, will be asked to devise an exit strategy and safely flee the "smoke-filled" home.

The goal of this exercise is to illustrate the importance of smoke alarms in the event of a home fire.