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FYI: Fire Prevention Week Proclaimed in the Virgin Islands

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Governor John P. deJongh Jr. has proclaimed October 7-14, 2012 as “Fire Prevention Week” in the Virgin Islands to encourage all the territory’s residents to think about fire safety practices, and plan and practice their fire escape routes.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has designated the 2012 theme: “It’s Fire Prevention Week, Have Two Ways Out,” which encourages families to prioritize fire escape planning and practice. The Virgin Islands Fire Service is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in or visiting our territory.
“Fire Safety Week is a chance for all of us to make sure we have thought about not only what practices help us avoid fires, but also what we would do in a fire or other emergency to safely remove our families from danger,” de Jongh said.
The annual observance of Fire Safety Week is held to teach life-safety lessons, increase public awareness of the dangers and hazards of fires, and emphasize the importance of fire safety. This includes the installation of fire safety devices to help our youngest to our seniors in the event of a fire and to help make a lifelong difference for the people in our community.
Last year, Fire Prevention Week activities were based on St. Croix, including fun days and competitions. This year, activities are based on St. Thomas and include:
Thursday, October 11th (Squad A)
• Open House All Stations (STT & STJ)
• Elementary School Visits on St. Thomas
• Pre-School Visits on St. John
• Smoke Alarm Drive Hotel Company, Co-sponsored by Domino’s Pizza

Friday, October 12th (Squad B)
• Open House All Stations (STT & STJ)
• Fire Fun Day at Emile Griffith Ball Park, St. Thomas
Fireman Competitions – St. Thomas vs. St. Croix 5:00 p.m.
Basketball – Squads A&C vs. B&D 6:30 p.m.
Softball – 8 p.m.
Domino Tournament, Open to the public 7 p.m.
Spades Tournament, Open to the public 7 p.m.
Entertainment and Food
Face Painting
Food and drinks will be on sale

Saturday, October 13th (Squad C)
• K-Mart Fire Safety Fair
Lockhart Gardens 10:00 am
Tutu Park Mall 4:00 pm Presentation of the Apparatuses
Sunday, October 14th (Squad D)
• Beach Party Magens Bay Beach, Shed No. 1 (10 a.m. – until)
Governor deJongh calls upon all Virgin Islanders and visitors to the islands to join him in observing Fire Prevention Week and making sure they familiarize themselves with all escape routes from their homes in the event of a fire.

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