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National Fire Prevention Week: Waltham Fire Department Open House

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Waltham Central Fire Station, 175 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA
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The Waltham Fire Department welcomes local families to a free Open House on Sunday October 11, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.  The open house, sponsored by Papa Gino's, is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices.  The Waltham Fire Department Open House will be held at its 175 Lexington Street, Central Fire Station.

The Open House comes at the conclusion of National Fire Prevention Week and honors National Fire Safety Month.  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.   In addition, Papa Gino's, the Dedham, MA based pizza chain, will provide free pizza and children's fire safety coloring sheets at the Open House.

"This event allows us to reach out to the community and arm local families with fire safety tips and procedures," said Chief Paul Ciccone.  "Our Open House allows families to get together and better prepares them to react if a fire does start."

The Open House is part of a broader community relations campaign sponsored by Papa Gino's to encourage families to learn about fire safety.  Papa Gino's is celebrating its 21st anniversary of sponsoring fire safety open houses.  For tech [past 20 years, Papa Gino's has sponsored open houses throughout New England, helping to educate more than 2 million people about fire prevention and safety.  During the month of October, Papa Gino's will provide customers with fire prevention coloring sheets and certificates for kids.  Fire Department Open Houses are being hosted throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island in October.