Fire prevention week.
This year's national theme is "not every hero wears a cape.
Plan and practice your escape."
As part of the week - local fire departments across the nation are finding ways to bring awareness.
Today in pine island the department visited the senior center.
Kimt news three maleeha kamal joins us live after tagging along today.
Maleeha?xxx live fire week-lintro-2 raquel - fire departments across the nation are taking part in the fire prevention week.
For example i'm at fire station # in rochester.
In just an hour or two they will be hosting an open house for the public.
Another example is earlier today - the pine island fire department visited a nursing home.
I got a chance to see what seniors learned.xxx fire week-mpkg-1 fire week-mpkg-3 david friese spoke to folks at the pine island senior center.
He spoke not just about fire safety - but topics that this particular group would encounter more frequently... like medical assistance.
Anne warehime was in the audience today.
She says this interaction really put her mind at ease.
She recalls sometimes people her age don't call 911 when they need help.
Fire week-mpkg-4 "if i call i'm going to be charged for it and they don't charge unless they administer or transport.
When you call 911 you aren't necessarily going to be charged for the call."
/ fire week-ltag-2 again - fire prevention events are happening all week.
Tonight - the rochester fire department will hold open houses at all five fire stations from 6 to 8 p-m.
Live in rochester- maleeha kamal kimt news 3.
/ thanks maleeha.
Fire prevention week ends goes through saturday.
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