For Immediate Release
Contact: Adam Mayberry
Reno, Nev. Oct. 8, 2019. The Board of Fire Commissioners for the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) recently adopted a proclamation recognizing October 2019 as Fire Prevention Month, urging all Washoe County residents to be aware of their surroundings, look for available ways out in the event of a fire or other emergency, and support public safety activities and initiatives of TMFPD’s fire and emergency services.
“This year’s fire prevention theme is ‘Not Every Hero Wears a Cape’”, said TMFPD Fire Chief Charles Moore. “Plan and practice your escape. We all should take personal steps to increase our safety from fire not only in our homes, but in our community. Create defensible space to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire,” he said. Defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. “And creating an evacuation plan is also essential in the event you need to evacuate. Developing a plan at the time of a fire is too late,” added Chief Moore. “Don’t forget to change your batteries in smoke detectors every six months.”
The Fire District plans to host open houses at three District Fire Stations on Saturday, October 19 that will include public tours of the stations, fire engines, and apparatus. The public can meet and talk with the firefighter crews at each station.
Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. to Noon
- TMFPD Station #42, 3680 Diamond Peak Drive, Reno
- TMFPD Station #46, 500 Rockwell Blvd, Spanish Springs
- TMFPD Station #33, 470 Foothill Road, Reno