Chula Vista Fire Department’s Annual Open House for Fire Prevention Week will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year’s free event features include live demonstrations, fire equipment displays, and fire prevention exhibits. All activities will occur at Fire Station #5, located at 341 Orange Avenue, next to the South Chula Vista Library and adjacent to Orange Park.

Cooking fires are the primary cause of home fires. That’s why this year’s safety campaign is titled “Cooking Safety Starts With YOU.” Fire Department officials will conduct safety evaluations during station tours to increase awareness about this issue and offer advice on keeping you and your family safe while cooking in the kitchen.

Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, Fire Explorers, and Fire Prevention personnel will participate in this special event. The Open House will also have information booths with City and local professional partners, food, and entertainment for children.

In the event of a fire, just a few seconds can make all the difference between a safe escape and a catastrophic outcome. Fire safety education is essential for school children and teenagers, adults, and older people as they are all vulnerable to the dangers of fire. Therefore, everyone in the community needs to take some time to learn about fire safety.

Fire Prevention Week is observed annually during the week of October 9 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which took around three days to contain and resulted in the death of approximately 300 people and the destruction of 17,400 structures, leaving about 100,000 people homeless. 

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