Sparky Visits Fire House #5 Celebrating Fire Prevention Week

L- Adam Roberts, RN student, Sparky getting his blood pressure checked, R - Sophary Thim, Palomar College RN Student

The Vista Fire Department held an Open House at Station #5 on Saturday October 14, 2017. There were many families that visited the station including children excited to sit in the driver seat imagining that they were driving the fire truck. There was demonstrations on how to perform CPR and the quickest and safest way to put out a stove top fire. All the children received fire hats. The fire personnel had pink ribbons on their shirts, supporting Cancer Awareness Month.

Sparky was there to take pictures with children and adults alike. Tours of the firehouse were given showing where the firemen sleep and study. Blood pressure testing was given by the Palomar Nursing students.

The theme of 2017 Fire Prevention Week “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” highlights the importance of creating and practicing a home fire escape plan.

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning ensures that everyone in the household knows how to use that small window of time wisely

Together with working smoke alarms, home escape planning can protect you and your family in a fire incident. Be safe out there!

The Vista Fire Department serves the residents of the City of Vista and the Vista Fire Protection District. The Fire Department is a full service department, providing services ranging from fire prevention and suppression, to emergency medical services, to technical rescue and hazardous materials mitigation. Operating from six strategically located fire stations, Vista Fire provides the highest quality of service to both residents and visitors.
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