Headland Fire Rescue shares tips for fire prevention week

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HEADLAND, Ala. (WDHN) — Safety in your home is always one’s main priority.

This entire week is all about fire prevention, to honor the anniversary of the Great Chicago fire in 1871, that left hundreds dead and over 100,000 people homeless in the city.

At Headland Fire Rescue, they go out to schools to hold fire prevention programs, explaining how to check your smoke detectors — and teaching families how to come up with an exit drill. With the holidays coming up, Captain Tony Wilkerson said they tend to see many fires around that time with extension cords and Christmas lights.

This is why he wants residents to take preventative steps.

“Having a home fire extinguisher that’s serviced and kept up to date. It’s pass, pull, aim squeeze and sweep we can teach you how to do that, it’s not a big deal we’re here all the time so if anybody wants to come by and we show you how to use a fire extinguisher we can do that,” Wilkerson said.

Wilkerson says the Headland Fire Rescue is prepared to help and respond to anyone 24 hours a day.

The smallest things can start a fire, he just wants you to be safe.

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