William F. Spillane
Chief of Department, CFO
436 Washington St.
Dedham, MA 02026
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Dedham Fire Department to Host Free Open House to Teach Fire Safety and Prevention Skills to Kids and Families
Free Pizza and Educational Materials, Courtesy of Papa Gino’s
DEDHAM — Fire Chief William F. Spillane announces that the Dedham Fire Department will host a free open house for local families on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Open House sponsored by Papa Gino’s, is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices. The Dedham Fire Department Open House will be held at Fire Headquarters, 436 Washington St.
This Open House commemorates Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, when the Dedham Fire Department will join forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote this year’s campaign of “Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives”. Participants will receive safety tips such as “Stop, Drop and Roll”, learn how to plan escape routes and how to crawl safely through a smoke filled room. In addition, Papa Gino’s, the Dedham-based pizza chain, will provide free pizza and children’s fire safety coloring sheets at the Open House.
“This event allows us to reach out to the community and arm local families with safety tips and procedures,” Chief Spillane said. “Our Open House allows families to get together and better prepares them to react if a fire does start.”
Papa Gino’s is celebrating its 20th anniversary of sponsoring fire safety open houses throughout New England to encourage families to learn about fire safety. For the past 19 years Papa Gino’s has helped educate more than 2 million people about fire prevention and safety. During the month of October, Papa Gino’s will provide customers with fire prevention coloring sheets and certificates for kids. Fire department open houses are being hosted throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island in October.
For more information about the Dedham Fire Department Open House, call 781-751-9400.