Fire Prevention Week was started following the tragedy of the Great Chicago Fire that burned October 8-10, 1871. The Great Fire was supposedly started by a cow kicking over a lantern in a barn and ultimately caused 300 people to lose their lives, and left 100,000 others homeless. Since this tragedy, the fire service, and specifically fire prevention week work to make our homes, commercial buildings and cities more fire resistant to prevent these types of tragedies from repeating.
The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to invite you, the community, to celebrate fire safety with us. This year’s topics will be focused on…
“Look” for places fire could start,
“Listen” for the sound of the smoke alarms and
“Learn” two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows are easy to open and are free of clutter.
The Grand Junction Fire Department will be hosting multiple presentations covering safety awareness and public education. List of events and details below.
October 6th at 9:00 AM to Noon- Safety day at Home Depot located 2436 F Rd. Join us for fire safety, games for kids, and a truck appearance.
October 9th Free Screening and Discussion of the film “Era of Megafires” at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Mesa County Library located 443 N 6th St. Free tickets available at https://mesacountylibraries.libcal.com/event/4642434
October 10th -Home fire safety campaign in a pre-selected neighborhood. The American Red Cross, GJFD, and Local 2808 will be installing smoke detectors and providing home fire safety education.
October 11th at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM- GJFD Station 5 open house located 2155 Broadway. Join us for free station tours, rescue demonstrations, fire safety classes, and games for kids.
October 15th Free Screening and Discussion of the film “Era of Megafires” at 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM at the CMU Maverick Center located 1040 Mesa Ave. Free tickets available at: http://bit.ly/megafiresGJ
For more information contact the Community Outreach Office at (970)549-5858 or by e-mail at GJfirePIO@gjcity.org.