The Lafayette Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Joining us on OFFSIDES was Fire Department Spokesman Alton Trahan.

He tells you why Fire Prevention Week is so important and how his department is getting the word out and situational awareness and how important it is if you are in a fire situation.

The Lafayette Fire Department is hosting a series of events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” to include:

  • Fire Prevention Week Mass, Sunday, October 6th at 9:00 a.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 515 Cathedral St.;
  • Fire Prevention Week Poster and Essay Contest Award Ceremony, Sunday, October 6th at 1:00 p.m., Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road.
  • Fire safety classes to kids K-1st at the Central Fire Station, 300 East Vermilion Street, Monday, October 7th thru Friday, October 18th. Classes are scheduled at 8:30 and 10:00.

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Lafayette, please contact the Lafayette Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau at 337.291.8704. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit www.fpw.org.