It looks to be a "banner year" for the St. Louis Fire Department in terms of Fire Prevention Week activities.
The department has purchased eight FPW banners–one for each fire district, city hall, and fire department headquarters.
In addition to seeing the FPW theme–Don’t Wait–Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10
Years–displayed on public buildings, St. Louis residents and visitors will learn about the importance of this safety
message through the FPW brochure, posters, stickers, magnets, and other materials the department has
purchased as part of FPW in a Box. Firefighters plan to visit schools and community events.
St. Louis Fire Department Battalion Chief Derrick Phillips, says FPW in a Box is his go-to source for making the
observance a success. “We don’t have to create anything new,” he said. “We started using FPW in a Box nine
years ago. All we have to do is place the order and then get to work distributing the materials and talking at schools
and community events about safety.”
Battalion Chief Phillips said the St. Louis Fire Department has too much outreach planned for just one week. Fire Prevention Week is a month-long observance.
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