CFD Brings Back Open House & Safety Fair, Oct. 8

The Corvallis Fire Department is pleased to announce the return of its annual Open House & Safety Fair on Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the downtown fire station (400 NW Harrison Blvd.). Visitors may tour the facility, learn important fire safety behaviors, participate in realistic firefighter activities, watch real-life cooking fire demonstrations, interact with other community safety organizations, and meet members of the Corvallis Fire Department. 

This year’s fire safety theme is: “Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape.”  The Corvallis Fire Department wants to share these key home fire escape planning tips: 

  • Make sure your plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities. 
  • Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound. 
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily. 
  • Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from your home where everyone should meet. 
  • Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night. 

This year’s Fire Prevention Week runs from October 9-15 and commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 where the two-day blaze killed more than 250, left 100,000 more homeless, and destroyed more than 17,000 buildings. 

For more information regarding the Open House, residents can call 541-766-6961. 

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