Champaign Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week 2016 at Market Place Mall. On Sunday, firefighters and staff were outside the Food Court hosting a Touch-A-Truck event so that over 300 kids of all ages could see a fire truck up-close. Inside the mall were a “Hazard House Demo”, community outreach materials, and a special visit from Freddie the Fire Truck. Visitors were also able to ask questions about this year’s theme “Don’t Wait – Check the Date”, which reinforces the idea that smoke alarms over 10 years old need to be replaced.
Throughout Fire Prevention Week, firefighters and staff were in Champaign Unit 4 Schools observing their fire evacuation drills. Champaign Fire Department was able to provide feedback to administrators at the drill’s conclusion.