Fire is a serious public safety issue and concern and personal dwellings are where Calvert County citizens are at the greatest risk from fire. The National Fire Protection Association has documented through its research that one out of every three fires starts in the kitchen. This makes cooking the leading cause of house fires.
The week of October 9 – 15 has been designated National Fire Protection Week. There are over 800 Calvert County Fire, Rescue, EMS volunteers, who are committed to ensuring the safety and security of the citizens and businesses in Calvert County. They dedicate countless hours to fire prevention.
On October 4, 2016, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed that the week of October 9 – 15 be known as Fire Prevention Week in Calvert County. It was further proclaimed that all citizens are called upon to join in the continuing education with the theme being “Don’t Wait, Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”. Citizens are asked to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, each separate sleeping area, and every level of their home, including the basement.
Heed the important safety messages of Fire Prevention Week 2016 and support the volunteers and their efforts. The preservation and continued success of Calvert County’s Volunteer Fire, Rescue, EMS Departments is in the best interests of all Calvert County citizens.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon