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Posted on: October 9, 2023

New Hanover County Fire Rescue to Participate in Fire Prevention Week

New Hanover County Fire Rescue to participate in Fire Prevention Week  

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As part of its ongoing community outreach, New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) will participate in Fire Prevention Week from October 8-14. This annual event aims to raise awareness about fire safety and prevention, through various engaging activities and educational initiatives. 

"Fire Prevention Week is an excellent opportunity for our community to come together and learn about fire safety,” said Fire Rescue Chief Donnie Hall. “Our team is dedicated to protecting and educating our residents, and we look forward to engaging with families, students, and community members not just this week but on a continuous basis." 

Throughout the week, NHCFR will host several events to educate the public, especially children, about fire safety. Fire trucks will be on display at Anderson Elementary, Bellamy Elementary, Children's Cottage, Anchor Weekend Preschool and Lowes Home Improvement Stores allowing families to learn about fire safety tips and get up close with this life-saving equipment. 

In addition to these site visits, NHCFR is thrilled to partner with New Hanover County Schools for the "1st Grade Reading Buddies" program during Fire Prevention Week and throughout the school year. Firefighters will read fire safety-themed books to first-grade students, reinforcing the importance of fire prevention and safety from a young age. 

NHCFR will also participate in the Fire in the Pines event at Halyburton Park on Saturday, October 14, which aims to raise awareness about controlled burns and their benefits in maintaining healthy ecosystems and preventing wildfires. Members of the NHCFR team will be present to answer questions and provide valuable information about controlled burns and their role in preserving the environment. Families are encouraged to stop by for this learning experience. 

NHC Fire Rescue encourages everyone to take advantage of these educational events during Fire Prevention Week and prioritize fire safety in their homes and daily lives.  

For more information about the activities taking place as part of Fire Prevention Week visit NHC or contact Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Emergency Services Caress Clegg at 910-798-7487. 

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