October is Fire Prevention Awareness Month
October is recognized as National Fire Prevention Awareness Month, and is highlighted by Fire Prevention Week during October 5 - 11, 2014. This is a time to learn important safety factors that significantly decrease the chances of fire damage to your property, such as checking for proper smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.
This month is also a great time to express your appreciation to the members of Currituck County's volunteer fire departments for their service to our community. Take a few minutes to visit your local fire station, learn more about what they do and say "Thank you!"
See how you can get involved!
While visiting a volunteer fire department, learn of the many ways in which volunteers are utilized. There are a variety of tasks that need doing, and not all of them involve being on the front line at the scene of a fire.