Lafayette Fire Department Public Information Officer Alton Trahan joined "Mornings With Ken & Bernie" to talk about Fire Prevention Week.  Trahan says there are many ways to work at fire prevention.

Trahan says one of the biggest things parents can do to safeguard their children from being hurt in a fire is to develop an escape plan and drill with their family.  Trahan says often children don't even know what a smoke alarm sounds like.  He says since they are not given a chance to hear it, most won't know what it is and what to do when it sounds.

Trahan says that tragedy often occurs in homes where people do not have smoke detectors or working smoke detectors.  He says often batteries get old or someone in the family takes the batteries in a smoke detector for another item without replacing them.

Firefighters will be working with students in Lafayette and surrounding areas during the month of October to get them to learn fire prevention and safety tips.