OCTOBER 7, 2014 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Helping prevent wildfires
can save property, resources and lives. A message Texas A&M Forest
Service plans to share through Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday Bash.
Traditionally Smokey’s birthday is celebrated on Aug. 9 but in
observance of Fire Prevention month, TFS joined forces with both the
Bryan and College Station Fire Departments to help residents understand
the importance of fire prevention through a crosstown Smokey Bear event.
While this year’s National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA)
campaign is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month,”
deals mostly with structural fires and TFS works with wildland fires,
combining the two causes will help people stay safe, inside and out of
“Having smoke alarms throughout your home is very important,” Marc
McFeron Bryan Fire Department fire marshal said. “Fire prevention week,
helps bring needed awareness to fire safety. In addition to smoke
alarms, have an exit plan and practice it; we also suggest families have
a fire extinguisher—used to put out small ...more >>
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