Raleigh lines up family-friendly Fire Prevention Week activities

Raleigh, N.C. — So far, in 2018, 110 people have died in North Carolina because of fire-related emergencies, according to the city of Raleigh.

As part of Fire Prevention Week, Raleigh officials hope to reduce future deaths by building awareness with a week of fire prevention-related activities starting this weekend.

This year‘s theme is “Look, Listen, Learn. Be aware fire can happen anywhere.”

Officials want all of us to look for potential fire dangers, listen for the sound of smoke alarms and learn a home escape plan. Starting this weekend, a tent with three fire prevention activities will travel around Raleigh.

Here‘s where to find it:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6: Fire Safety Event at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave.
  • Noon to 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, at Nash Square, 200 S. McDowell St.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 8, Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, Pullen Park
  • 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 11, Oct. 12, Oct. 13, Crabtree Valley Mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave.

The city will wrap up the week with an open house at its newest fire station – Fire Station 12 at 807 Bus Way, Raleigh. The open house is noon to 4 p.m., Oct. 13. There will be some goodies, learning stations and fire trucks for kids and adults to check out. Fire apparatus will be coming from across the city for visitors to see.

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