Alexandria Fire Department Hosts Open House Celebration for Fire Prevention Week

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For Immediate Release: October 7, 2016

WHO:              Alexandria Fire Department

WHAT:            Fire Station Open House Celebrations for Fire Prevention Week

WHEN:            Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:          All City of Alexandria Fire Stations

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15), all Alexandria Fire Stations will be open to the public on Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this free event, each station will open their doors to the community, providing family oriented activities, station and fire apparatus tours, and fire prevention information and materials. Personnel at each station will be available to answer questions about their facility, equipment, and the Fire Department.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week slogan is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” In addition to remembering to replace old smoke alarms, residents should also remember to change smoke detector batteries every six months.

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The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail or call 703.746.5217.

For more information, contact Firefighter Rick Muse, Jr., Community Outreach/Public Information Officer, at or 703.746.5217.