On October 8th, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire started, taking the lives of more than 250 people, leaving 100,000 homeless, and destroying more than 17,400 structures and more than 2,000 acres. To commemorate the tragic fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America started Fire Prevention Week. Fire is still very much a part of our lives with more than a million fires reported in 2014 in the U.S. alone!
Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) assisted by members of the Waikoloa Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) will host a 2-hour workshop to train the public on proper fire extinguisher use.
The workshop is FREE!
You will learn about:
- The Fire Triangle
- Different types of fire extinguishers and which ones are best for your home and for different fire scenarios
- When you should use a fire extinguisher and when it is best NOT to
- Techniques to keep the inside and outside of your home fire-safe