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Firefighters kick-off Fire Prevention Week with Open House

By Laura Halm
Published On: Oct 06 2012 05:01:00 PM CDT
Firefighters kick off fire prevention week with open house
BRISTOL, Tenn. -

Firefighters were welcoming people into their home Saturday as the kick-off to Fire Prevention Week.

A Smoke Trailer was sitting outside the Bristol Tennessee Fire Department to show people how quickly smoke can fill a home.

This year's theme is having two ways out of your home if there is an emergency. "Some homes have a secondary door that may lead to the outside or your window is your secondary option. So if you're on an upper floor you need to plan with that and make sure you have an escape ladder," said Assistant Chief Jack Spurgeon.

Firefighters say a smoke alarm is the best tool to save lives. If you have questions about your smoke alarm, it's best to call or stop by your local fire department.