Botetourt County first responders protecting families one pizza at a time amid Fire Prevention Week

Roanoke Valley News

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — In order to educate community members about fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week, Botetourt County first responders are partnering with a local pizza place to deliver a valuable service and a delicious dinner on Sunday.

Every year, the National Fire Protection Association encourages fire departments to educate their communities on fire safety. This week’s theme is “Sounds of Fire Safety.”

To spread awareness, the Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS is teaming up with the Daleville branch of Domino’s Pizza to give community members a chance to have their pizza delivered on a fire truck from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10.

“We like to stuff in the community and how easy and fun, and what a fun way to kind of get that fire prevention that fire safety message out by delivering an order on a fire truck,” said Rick Clark, a local Domino’s Pizza franchise owner.

If customers agree, the fire department will also test their smoke alarms.

Botetourt County fire officials say it’s important to have operating smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, which means this week is the perfect time to talk to your children about what to do when the alarm sounds.

“Just start the conversation,” said Gary Fisher with Botetourt let them know the stove is hot, let them know we don’t play with matches or lighters, we don’t play with candles, and let them know. and let them ask questions,” said Gary Fisher with the Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS.

Fire Prevention Week runs through Saturday, Oct. 9. You can find valuable fire safety information for both kids and adults by following this link.

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