State Fire Agency and Grand Junction Fire Department Host Live Fire Burn Demo and Open House

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The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) is teaming up with Grand Junction Fire Department (GJFD) with a special event in Grand Junction on Saturday, Oct. 2, to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.”

“It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action!” said Mike Morgan, DFPC Director. “Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond. To learn the sounds of your specific smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box, or search the brand and model online.”

“Our first responders rely on their equipment working properly to keep them safe and our department ensures they have the proper training to use it correctly,” said Ken Watkins Grand Junction Fire Department Chief. “You must take similar action in your homes to keep your family safe. Make sure you have working smoke alarms, and that you have an evacuation plan should an emergency occur.”

DFPC and GJFD will be hosting a live building fire demonstration with a Side-By-Side NFSA Trailer demonstration. Bring the family and learn about fire safety, meet the men and women on the front lines of fire, and watch a live burn demonstration!  

Who: GJFD Chief Watkins & DFPC Section Chief Brunette

When: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Where: Grand Junction Fire Department Station 6, 729 27 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 

Participate Remotely: We will be live streaming the event on the DFPC Facebook page!