Columbia officials work to educate families on fire prevention

1 month 4 weeks 2 days ago October 10, 2016 Oct 10, 2016 Monday, October 10 2016 Monday, October 10, 2016 4:19:00 AM CDT in News
By: Desiree' Evans, KOMU 8 Reporter
Embed Code Copied
COLUMBIA — Many gathered Sunday to kick off Fire Prevention Week. 
 
The Columbia Fire Department hosted a fair with other emergency responders, like the Columbia Police Department, American Red Cross and Boone County Emergency Management to teach children what to do in the event that a fire breaks out. 
 
Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal, Brad Fraizer, said it is important that Fire Prevention Week take place to raise awareness and get families thinking about what their emergency plans are, especially in the case of a fire. 
 
For Columbia firefighters, Fire Prevention Week is especially important for kids.
 
"We want to really get the word out to children about fire safety," Fraizer said. "Children usually adsorb quickly and tend to remind their parents about performing tasks."
 
This year's theme for Fire Prevention Week is, "Don't wait, check the date". The theme encourages Columbia residents to be aware of the state of their smoke detectors. 
 
"We want to remind citizens to check their smoke alarm, look at the back of the smoke alarm at the manufacture date," Fraizer said. 
 
Fraizer said it's important to remember smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years and batteries in smoke alarms should be changed every six months. 
 
Deidre Petty-Brown, a parent, said Fire Prevention Week is not not only educating her but for her son as well. 
 
"My son thought fires were neat until he realized they were also dangerous," she said. "Now, if he gets into this type of situation, he'll know what to do."
 
"Fire Prevention Week is important for my kids because I want them to be very safe and very knowledgeable and conscious of what's going on if an emergency situation is to take place," Zachary Dodd said.
 
Dodd is the father of two young children. 
 
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9 through Oct. 14. 

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Gov. Jay Nixon announced recently visitors to the state and tourism spending are at an all-time high for... More >>
38 minutes ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 2:35:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Two men suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash on Highway 50 Friday morning, the Jefferson City... More >>
47 minutes ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 2:26:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – The University of Missouri System came out with a report Thursday that shows how much the system saves... More >>
1 hour ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 1:56:00 PM CST in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Three juveniles have been arrested in connection with a threat to a southeast Missouri high school.... More >>
1 hour ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 1:32:20 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman assaulted as a girl during a 1982 attack that killed her mother wants... More >>
2 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 12:28:38 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of shooting two police officers during a 2015 protest in... More >>
2 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 12:22:20 PM CST in News
SEDALIA - The Sedalia Police Department said Friday it is looking for two suspects following a shooting and armed robbery.... More >>
3 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 11:31:00 AM CST in News
FULTON - A Tebbetts man has been charged with several felonies following his arrest Wednesday night. Callaway County deputies... More >>
6 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 8:42:00 AM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating after two people in a car were shot while the vehicle... More >>
7 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 7:50:00 AM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis teenager is facing charges in the shooting death of a cab driver. ... More >>
7 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 7:47:18 AM CST in News
MARSHFIELD (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to a deadly hit-and-run crash outside a southwest Missouri bar. ... More >>
7 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 7:34:13 AM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Police are investigating the discovery of two men found dead in a Kansas City home as... More >>
8 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 6:41:47 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Starting Friday, Dec. 9, the redistricting committee for Columbia Public Schools elementary and secondary education can hold additional... More >>
11 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 3:43:00 AM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A bill pre-filed on December 1 would limit the time the Missouri government can use automatic license... More >>
12 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 3:11:00 AM CST in News
MOBERLY - A Moberly Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle near Logan Street and Morley Street after learning it... More >>
18 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:22:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department responded to a person on fire at 3201 Creasy Springs Road, Bear Creek Trail... More >>
19 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:40:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new subdivision on Ridgemont Drive and a road extension on Ridgefield... More >>
19 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:37:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Local groups decorated duffel bags and filled them with presents to donate to children with chronic illnesses this... More >>
19 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:27:00 PM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 28°
4pm 29°
5pm 27°
6pm 25°
7pm 24°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

3:00p
Dr. Phil
4:00p
Jeopardy!
4:30p
Jeopardy!
3:00p
The Robert Irvine Show
4:00p
Cops Reloaded
4:30p
The Cleveland Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
8:00p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
The Vampire Diaries
8:00p
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld