From First Assistant Chief Matt Gropper:

It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!

Middle Island Fire Department

Reinforces Newer Smoke Alarm Recommendations


MIFD Station 2 – Corner of Route 25 and Lakeview Terrace

12 – 3 PM

What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), your best defense is a good offense. That’s why Middle Island Fire Department is teaming up with NFPA during the October 9-15, 2011, to let our community know:

“It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!”

This year’s campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes of home fires — cooking, heating and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials. Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning.

The Middle Island Fire Department will be hosting activities during Fire Prevention Week to promote “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!” Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the power of prevention and available technologies to protect their own families from fire.