James Vuona, Fire Chief
11 Church Road
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Shrewsbury Fire Department to Host Open House and Fire Safety Education Event
SHREWSBURY — Chief James Vuona is pleased to announce that the Shrewsbury Fire Department will be hosting an open house this weekend as part of its programming for National Fire Prevention Week.
Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shrewsbury Fire Headquarters, 11 Church Road
Shrewsbury Fire will host an open house in order to help teach families about fire safety and prevention practices.
Participants will receive safety tips such as “stop, drop and roll,” learn how to plan escape routes and how to crawl safely through a smoke-filled room. Papa Gino’s will provide free pizza and children’s fire safety coloring sheets at the open house.
The event will also feature a giant inflatable fire truck slide for kids, as well as appearances by Sparky the Firedog and the Paw Patrol.
Papa Gino’s is celebrating its 24th year of sponsoring Fire Safety Open Houses throughout New England to encourage families to learn about fire safety. During the month of October, Papa Gino’s will provide customers with fire prevention coloring sheets and certificates for kids. The restaurant will be hosting open houses throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island in October.
National Fire Prevention Week is from Oct. 7-13. In a fire, every second counts.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming residents of all ages to this fun and important educational event,” Chief Vuona said. “It is critical that everyone know what to do if there is a fire, so I encourage all residents to attend.”
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three ways they can reduce the likelihood of having a fire—and how to escape safely if a fire occurs.
For more information about the Shrewsbury Fire Department Open House, please contact call fire headquarters at 508-841-8522 or email [email protected].