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September 29, 2011

Focus on safety, prevention at fire station open house

AMESBURY — The Amesbury Fire Department is hosting a free open house aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices on Sunday, Oct. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at the School Street station.

The open house, sponsored by Papa Gino's, commemorates National Fire Safety Month in October. 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-themed 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," fire Chief Jon Brickett said in a press release. "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. For more information about the event, call Jerry Morrill at the Amesbury Fire Department at 978-388-1333.

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