Castle Rock Fire and Rescue wants to make sure everyone ‘hears a beep when they sleep.’ In honor of national Fire Prevention Week (FPW), October 4-10, they are working to educate our Town’s residents – not only about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom – but about practicing fire safety in the home.
This week, several of the fire stations in Castle Rock have been inviting the community to come in and take a tour. “We want to give people the opportunity to meet their fire department and talk to them about fire safety,” said Lieutenant Cameron Nelson. “It also gives us a chance to find out if we are meeting community expectations.”
The next open house will be held on Friday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Fire and Rescue Department headquarters, downtown. Residents will have the chance to get to know local firefighters and watch them demonstrate a simulated extrication; the removal of a mannequin from a car using specialized machinery. “We are going to cut up a car,” commented Jamie Keough, Public Educator. “It should be pretty exciting.”