Fire Chief Raymond Barton of the Flint Fire Department welcomed students to the station in celebration of Fire Prevention Week.
For the 10th year in a row, NFPA teamed up with Domino’s to kick off our joint Fire Prevention Week program promoting the importance of smoke alarms and home fire safety. This year, seventy first graders from Brownell STEM academy were invited to the Flint Fire Department, where they learned about smoke alarms, as well as home escape planning and practice messages in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out,” October 8-14, 2017. The students were also treated to a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog® and a pizza party. The event culminated in a send-off of Flint firefighters and Domino’s, who conducted a smoke alarm check and pizza delivery to a local homeowner, reflecting Domino’s nationwide support of Fire Prevention Week.
A huge thanks to the Flint Fire Department for all their help and enthusiasm in support of this year’s program – it was the first time we worked with them, and they did a fabulous job helping make the day a true success. Thank you, too, to all the local Domino's and fire departments that team up each year to bring the campaign to life in their communities. Participation continues to grow annually, which is a testament to the program's fun, engaging approach to educating communities about smoke alarm safety. We truly appreciate everyone’s support!
Here's a brief refresher on how Domino's Fire Prevention Week program works: Customers who place an order from participating Domino's stores during Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, are randomly selected to receive their delivery from the local fire department, who will conduct a smoke alarm check in the customer's home. If the smoke alarms in the home are working, the delivery is free. If they're not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries or install fully-functioning alarms.