Sheridan Fire-Rescue hosts open house to close out National Fire Prevention Week

(Sheirdan, Wyo.) — On Saturday, Sheridan Fire-Rescue hosted an open house to close out its annual National Fire Prevention Week.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” focused on having operating smoke detectors that are 10 years old or newer.

"As with any piece of electrical equipment, the components wear out and the smoke detector needs to be replaced," SFR says. "A properly functioning smoke detector is necessary to provide you and your family early notification to evacuate should a fire occur in the home."

If you have questions about the age of your smoke detector, please call Sheridan Fire-Rescue at 674-7244.  

During Fire Prevention Week, Sheridan Fire-Rescue will provided tours of the fire station for the area preschools and elementary schools. Students learned about the fire vehicles, ambulances, equipment, protective gear, and housing for firefighters' 24-hour shifts.

The open house featured tours of the fire station, a junior firefighter challenge course, smoke detector and fire safety information, and rides in a fire engine.