The City of Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department invites community members to a drive-by fire safety event on Tuesday, October 6th (9 am - 11 am) at Fire Station #1 in Downtown Boynton (200 NE 1st Street). Free fire extinguisher and smoke detectors, along with proper use instructions, will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
The fire safety event is being held during the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)’s Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 4 to October 10. This year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” which aims to educate communities about the most common cooking-related causes of fire and the simple actions we can all take to keep our kitchens fire-free. According to the NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the kitchen. Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
“We created this Covid-19 safe, drive-by event to provide our residents with important fire safety tools that should be in all homes,” said the City’s Fire Marshal Kathy Cline. “Fire extinguishers and smoke detectors are a home’s first line of defense against fires, so it is very important to have these tools on hand.”