October Is Fire Prevention Month

By: Sandra Osborne Email
By: Sandra Osborne Email

Bay County-October isn't only about breast cancer awareness, it's also fire prevention month.

Today was the third annual Fire Prevention Fest in Panama City

Volunteers from local police stations and fire stations showed up to participate in the festival which was located just outside of the Panama City Mall.

Fire fighters rappelled from great heights and also gave a demonstration of prying open a vehicle using the “jaws of life”.

Officials say that fire alarms should be tested on a monthly basis and that the batteries should be changed at least once a year.

Also, make sure that candles are kept away from anything flammable and that power cords are unplugged when not in use.

Kids at the festival were given fire hats and safety tips

Caleb Powell, one of the children at the festival learned all about stop drop and roll.

"I learned about falling on the ground so that smoke doesn’t get in my mouth.”

Officials say the most common type of house hold fires occur when someone leaves the stove unattended.

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