On Tuesday, October 10th, students from PS/IS 192 in Brooklyn and PS 234 Q in Queens joined the FDNY and FDNY Foundation to kickoff National Fire Prevention Week at the FDNY FireZone in Manhattan.
This event, hosted by Tishman Speyer, brought children together with the New York City Fire Department to learn valuable fire safety tips and get sworn in as honorary Junior Firefighters and EMT’s.
“Today is one of our most important events because fire safety outreach is one of the main ways we keep people safe and reduce the number of serious fires we have in our city,” said Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh.
Fire Prevention Week is a national event, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) since 1922. This year’s theme is: “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.”
Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires and deaths. It’s just one of the many messages our Fire Safety Educators bring to tens of thousands of families throughout the city every year. The FDNY Foundation is proud to fund our FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit!
To view a short clip of the event, click HERE.