County to host fire safety open house Saturday

Published 12:01 am Friday, October 13, 2017

NATCHEZ — Adams County and its volunteer firefighters will host an open house Saturday to help spread awareness about fire safety and prevention.

Adams County Fire Coordinator Darryl Smith said firefighters would also give away fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and hamburgers.

“We will have a lot of things going on,” Smith said. “Come out and learn the dos and don’ts about fire safety and fire prevention. We are looking forward to people showing up.”

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Firefighters will present information about fire safety.

Smith said they would also have demonstrations in which firefighters would showcase how to use a fire extinguisher.

Should you have questions about the best route out in case of a fire at your house, Smith said he would be glad to set up a time to come to your house and set up a fire plan.

For the elderly and disabled, Smith said he would also be taking registration for the free smoke alarm program. Smith said the program is first come, first served, with approximately 100 smoke alarms available.

If you are not elderly or disabled, Smith said they would be giving away as door prizes smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and weather radios.

Smith said children are also welcome, as they will bring out a fire truck’s water hose and let children control it. Smith said they would also have some games set up, one a card game that incorporates a home safety element.

Those wishing to know more about CPR are also in luck, Smith said, as AMR would be present to provide chest-compression only CPR techniques.

Smith said the Adams County Supervisors are purchasing food — hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips — for the public to enjoy.

The open house is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adams County Community Safe Room. The Safe Room is located at 323 Liberty Road near the Natchez High School and behind Rite Aid.