Sheridan Fire-Rescue Hosts Fire Prevention Week Events
Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR) joins communities across the country this week in observance of National Fire Prevention Week by welcoming students for tours and hosting an open house. This year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice your Escape!”
This week, the SFR will host tours of the station for local elementary schools. Students who visit will have the opportunity to see the fire engines, ambulances, equipment, protective gear, and where the firefighters live during their 24-hour shifts.
This Saturday, the department will host an open house at 212 E. Works St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sheridan firefighters will be offering tours of the fire station, a junior firefighter combat challenge course, fire engine rides, and smoke detector and fire safety information.
The goal of prevention week is to educate and remind the public that there are important actions that can be taken to keep themselves and those around them safe. Practicing fire prevention, having working smoke detectors, and developing a fire escape plan greatly increase the likelihood of escaping a home fire.
For questions or to request further information, please call the SFR at (307) 674-7244. National Fire Week Prevention information can be found here.