PHOTOS: A Look Inside Fire Prevention Week Open Houses

Published on October 16, 2018

The Arlington County Fire Department capped off the 2018 Fire Prevention Week with open houses at all 10 of the County's fire stations on Saturday, Oct. 13.

This year's Fire Prevention Week theme, provided by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), was LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere. The theme highlighted three important actions that families can take to ensure they are safe from fire: Look for places fire could start, Listen for the sound of a smoke alarm, and Learn two ways out of every room. 

At the fire stations, community members were able to take tours, climb in fire trucks, and talk to firefighters. Arlington County personnel offered equipment demos, helped children shoot a fire hose, and snapped pictures with visiting families.

Home fire safety doesn't end with Fire Prevention Week. The Arlington County Fire Department has community resources for smoke alarms and personal home escape plans, and an easy-to-follow Home Fire Safety Inspection Checklist.