(It is National Fire Prevention Week)…It is recognized around the nation through October 12th.

The special week kicked off locally this past Saturday. The El Centro Fire Department held their annual Open House at their station 3 on Waterman Avenue. The theme this year is Not Every Hero Wears A Cape. Plan and Practice your Escape. The day emphasized families organizing an escape plan from their homes in case of emergency. There were also tours of the Fire Station, a Kids Safety House, CPR training, static displays, rescue demonstrations, Sparky the Fire Dog and more. Brawley Fire Department is also planning an Open House during the special week.