The Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service is ready fo

first_imgThe Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service is ready for National Fire Prevention Week.And today they’re turning people’s attention to fire prevention in a big way with third annual Fire Expo being hosted at University Mall’s Veterans Memorial Park between 4 and 7 p.m.Fire and rescue workers want nothing more than preventing fire-related injuries and deaths, and their goal this week is mitigating some of those potential fires by offering free smoke alarm inspections and installations.In addition, they’ll be sharing helpful tips at the expo, along with offering fun and games for the whole family.Children get the chance to don a firefighter’s uniform, run through a course and learn all about what firefighters do, along with the do’s and don’ts of fire prevention.Addressing children at a young age, then reinforcing it as they group up helps them teach their parents,” said Tuscaloosa Fire Marshal Gene Holcomb.Holcomb said it’s important for residents to keep their fire systems updated, especially once colder weather arrives.“We’re coming up on the cooler part of the year where people will be getting out heaters, maybe fire places, maybe some of those things, so just a reminder to check all those things and be safe,” Holcomb said.And if you’re worried about preventing a fire in your home, Holcomb said Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue has a smoke alarm program throughout the year that offers free inspections and installations for Tuscaloosans who need help.last_img

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