Re-affirming fire safety commitment for Fire Prevention Month

The Wilton Fire Department reminds us October is Fire Prevention Month and asks citizens to re-affirm their commitment to fire safety by:

  • Inspecting your home for fire hazards.
  • Storing flammable liquids (gas for the mower) and gases (propane for the barbecue) outside and away from your house.
  • Making sure you have and practice an escape plan.
  • Calling your contractor and having your fire and house alarms maintained.
  • Making sure Halloween costumes are flameproof and that your trick-or-treater is visible in the dark, and carries a flashlight.

If you have a fire extinguisher in your home, learn how to use it. And, when you change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries at the same time.

The fire department invites members of the community to the firehouse at the town hall complex at 236 Danbury Road, not just during October but anytime during daylight hours. Visit with the firefighters, gain fire safety knowledge, have some fun with the family, and even take some photos.

In between emergency calls, training, housekeeping, maintenance, visiting the Wilton schools, and similar activities, they will be glad to show you around.

For information on fire and life safety programs, call the fire marshal’s office weekdays from 8 to 4 at 203-834-6249.