October Is Fire Prevention Month

Staff Reports


Chino Valley – The Los Angeles County Fire Department, along with other public safety advocates, will be reminding everyone about fire safety during Fire Prevention Month.  Although the week of October 5 – 11 has been proclaimed, “National Fire Prevention Week for 2014,” the Fire Department and the Board of Supervisors are proclaiming the month of October as “Fire Prevention Month.”

This year’s theme set by the National Fire Protection Association – “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month!” – emphasizes how important it is to ensure that smoke alarms function properly by checking them once a month.

The Chino Valley Fire District and Chino Valley Fire District Board of Directors invites the public and media to visit Fire Station 61 and Training Center (located at 5092 Schaefer Avenue in Chino) during the annual Fire Prevention Month Open House on Sat., Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Firefighters will conduct various demonstrations throughout the day, including a presentation where firefighters highlight multiple uniforms and protective gear they wear to demonstrate the various capabilities and specialty teams of the Chino Valley Fire District staffs.

There will be static displays of Fire District equipment and units from partner agencies. Children will be able to go through a Junior Firefighter academy and the public can tour Fire Station 61 every 30 minutes throughout the day. Visitors will also be invited to tour the inside of the Training Center to learn about the Emergency Medical Services the Fire District provides on a daily basis to the communities they serve.

Representatives from several organizations and agencies will be hosting information booths for the public. They include agencies, departments and organizations from the cities of Chino and Chino Hills.

There will be free popcorn and snow cones for everyone to enjoy. Participating in the various activities available at the Open House is completely free.

“The Fire District’s Annual Open House is a great way for the community to interact with their Fire District and to learn about proactive steps they can take to keep their families and homes fire-safe,” said Fire Chief, Tim Shackelford.

In addition to honoring Fire Prevention Month, Chino Valley Firefighters will be raising awareness for Breast Cancer through a pink t-shirt fundraiser during the month of October. The shirts are available for men and women, at just $15, with all proceeds going toward Breast Cancer research. Order your shirt at CVPinkshirt2014@gmail.com, or pick one up at the Open House on Oct. 11.

For more information on the annual Open House, follow the Chino Valley Fire District on social media, or visit the website at www.chinovalleyfire.org.