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Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Open House Week

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Castle Rock Fire and Rescue uses a machine that simulates a fire to educate people on the proper technique to extinguish a fire.

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.

October 4 - 10 is national Fire Prevention Week (FPV).
October 4-10 is national Fire Prevention Week (FPV).

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.”

Lieutenant Cameron Nelson spoke with residents at the open house at station 153.
Lieutenant Cameron Nelson spoke with residents at the open house at station 153.

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.”

Jamie Keough is the department's new Public Educator. Her position allows her to reach out into the community to discuss fire safety with residents of all ages.
Jamie Keough is the department’s new Public Educator. Her position allows her to reach out into the community to discuss fire safety with residents of all ages.