RENO — In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, the Reno Fire Department is hosting open houses at neighborhood fire stations.
In addition to station tours, residents will have the opportunity to meet with firefighters to learn about firefighting techniques, personal protective clothing and various types of fire apparatus and special emergency equipment utilized by the Reno Fire Department.
Fire Prevention Division personnel also will be available to discuss developing home escape plans, use of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and general fire prevention techniques for homes and businesses.
The fire station open houses will be held Saturday at the following locations:
• Reno Fire Station 15 at 110 Quartz Lane in Sun Valley from 9 to 11 a.m.
• Reno Fire Station 14 at 12000 Old Virginia Road, off Damonte Ranch Parkway, from 9 to 11 a.m.
• Reno Fire Station 3 at 580 West Moana Lane in Reno from 1 to 3 p.m.
• Reno Fire Station 8 at 3600 Kings Row in Reno from 1 to 3 p.m.
The 2010 National Fire Prevention Week theme is “Smoke Alarms, A Sound You Can Live With.” It serves to remind us all of the simple actions we can take to stay safer from fire year-round through fire safe preparation, having working smoke alarms and planning and practicing home fire escape plans.
For more information about fire prevention at home or work, contact the Reno Fire Department’s Division of Fire Prevention at 334-2300.