Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fire Chief Steve Lohr Kicks Off a “Summer of Safety”

Chief Lohr speaking to Fox 5 News June 19
On Thursday June 19th, Fire Chief Steve Lohr kicked off a “Summer of Safety” campaign that expands Safety In Our Neighborhood program and After the Fire initiatives.  This summer, MCFRS personnel will focus on weekly themes to highlight efforts on specific and relevant hazards like pool safety, BBQ grill safety, cooking safety, senior safety initiatives and others.  The goal of our “Summer of Safety” campaign is to more aggressively prevent the 9-1-1 call and maintain our residents focus on overall safety.

As Montgomery County’s elderly population steadily grows, we need to address an almost epidemic level of non-working smoke alarms and build awareness regarding important legislative changes to Maryland’s new Smoke Alarm Law. Too many County residents have lost their lives this year to tragic and preventable drowning events, pedestrian collisions and fires.  Fire Chief Lohr is asking each of you to join him in this Call to Action to do everything possible to prevent the 911.   
upon the impressive work being done thru the department’s

MCFRS urges each of you to check out our Safety in Our Neighborhood web site for resources.

The currently scheduled themes for this summer are below:

Saturday, June 21st – Pool and Water Safety Week

Saturday, June 28th –Leave Fire Works to the Professionals

Saturday, July 5th – BBQ Grill Safety Week

Saturday, July 12th – Home Escape planning week

Saturday, July 19th – Child Passenger Safety

Saturday, July 26th – Cooking Safety Week

Saturday, August 2nd – Get Alarmed Montgomery County Week!  All emphasis on working smoke alarms

Saturday, August 9th – Fair Week

Saturday, August 16th – Senior Safety Themes

Saturday, August 23rd – Back to School Safety Week – Pedestrian Safety 

Saturday, August 30th – Summer of Safety Review Week

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