Smoke detector safety promoted during fire prevention week


Fire Prevention Week 2014 is this week, and local fire departments are spreading awareness by talking about this year’s theme, which emphasizes smoke detector safety.

The Kimball Fire Department visited Mary Lynch Elementary school and taught children about fire safety on Wednesday. The fire department also hosted an open house at the fire station on Wednesday evening.

It is important for fire safety to be taught at a young age, said Steve Watson, a Kimball Fire Department representative. Teaching fire safety at a young age will allow it to become habit.

“Since the majority of fires a...

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