Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15

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Fort Myers Beach firefighters marked Fire Prevention Week by visiting Beach Elementary this week, sharing lunch with students and holding a Junior Fire Academy giving students a chance to hold a fire hose, carry gear and even don some junior firefighter gear.

Fire Prevention Week
4th grade students use teamwork to hoist a fire hose.

The Fire Prevention team kicked off the week at Pirate Fest on Sunday with the Lee County Safety Trailer offering family fire escape training. The team was also in Time Square this week to share fire safety information with residents and visitors.

The theme of Fire Prevention Week this year is, “Don’t Wait, Check the Date!”

Mrs. Fraley’s 4th graders attend Junior Fire Academy with Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District staff, from left EMT student Angie Herrera, Firefighter (FF) Rob Ponte, Engineer Willie Edge, FF Wilcoxon, Captain Daniel Miller
Mrs. Fraley’s 4th graders attend Junior Fire Academy with Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District staff, from left EMT student Angie Herrera, Firefighter (FF) Rob Ponte, Engineer Willie Edge, FF Wilcoxon, Captain Daniel Miller
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Mrs. Reed’s first graders practicing as firefighters for Fire Prevention Week. Back from left: Shelbi, Gabriella, Gabriel, Will, Sebastian. Front from left: Hudson, Rodney, Alexandria. Photo courtesy of Beach School.

Smoke detectors have a maximum life of 10 years. Check the date on the side or back of the alarm. If over 10 years old, replace it.