Your local fire department wants to meet you!

The Macomb County Fire Chiefs Association wants everyone to know that National Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2017. Fire departments across the county will host open houses to celebrate. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

Did you know that you may have only 120 seconds to escape if fire starts? Does everyone in your household know what to do if the smoke detector alarm goes off?

It is important to make a plan to escape and then to practice it. This is especially true if there are children, individuals with mobility challenges or elderly adults in the household.  If the unfortunate happens, you will be glad you were prepared to take action.

To learn how to develop an escape plan:  National Fire Protection Association

Statistics show that smoke detectors save lives, but only if they are working properly.  Fire safety professionals recommend that batteries in smoke detectors be changed twice a year. A good way to remember is to change the batteries when you change your clocks for daylight savings time. Smoke detectors should also be replaced every 10 years to ensure that they are working properly.

You can learn more about these tips and more by visiting your local firefighters during an open house:

Saturday Sept 30

  • Chesterfield – noon to 3 p.m. – 33991 23 Mile Road

Sunday Oct 1

  • Harrison Township – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 39460 Jefferson Avenue
  • New Baltimore – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 36535 Green Street
  • Ray Township – 7 a.m. to noon – 20301 29 Mile Road
  • Washington Township – noon to 3 p.m. – 11300 27 Mile Road

Saturday Oct 7

  • Fraser – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 33000 Garfield Road

Sunday Oct 8

  • Bruce Township & Romeo – noon to 4 p.m. – 223 East Gates, Romeo
  • Center Line – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 7070 Ten Mile Road
  • Clinton Township – noon to 3 p.m. – 42601 Romeo Plank Road
  • Lenox Township – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  – 59950 Gratiot Avenue
  • Macomb Township – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Station #3 – 47711 North Avenue
  • St. Clair Shores – noon to 3 p.m. – 26700 Harper Avenue
  • Sterling Heights – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Station #4 – 12850 15 Mile Road
  • St. Clair Shores – noon to 3 p.m. – Central Station – 26700 Harper Avenue

Saturday Oct 14

  • Armada Township – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 23175 Armada Center Road
  • Shelby Township – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 6345 23 Mile Road

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Lauri Cowhy is a senior communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.

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