Local fire station holds fire prevention day

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- October is fire prevention month, the time to raise awareness about fire safety and helping ensure your home and family is prepared in the event of an emergency. A local fire station educated people about fire safety this Saturday.

The Toomsuba Alamucha Fire Department had Fire Prevention day at Lake Tom Bailey. This event is meant to raise awareness of practices that can help prevent fire disasters, and to recognize the work of the fire-fighters who risk their lives putting them out. Kids toured several fire trucks, got their face painted, and learned how to properly use a water hose
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“It is very important for people to know what to do in case of a fire. Most of the time they stress out and start panicking. The main thing is to stay calm, make sure there’s no one in the house, call 911, so we can respond and put your fire out,” says assistant chief Chris Sheffield.

Sheffield also mentioned the Toomsuba Volunteer Fire Department has a smoke detector program. Where you can get smoke detectors at no charge, and installed by the fire department.

Organizers said it was a successful turnout and plan on doing it again next year.