Fire Prevention Week

Collierville Fire & Rescue

Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls and is recognized in Collierville with Fire Safety lessons in the schools and a Town of Collierville Fire Safety Poster Contest. "Programs like this are fun and an effective way to get students educated about fire safety," said Public Education Specialist Erin Daniels."The safety lessons they learn from working on these projects are often spread to their parents and siblings."  

  • Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

  • Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.

  • To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.


Halloween Safety

Collierville Fire & Rescue

  • When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won't easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or flame. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.

  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.

  • Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.

  • It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.

  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.

  • Tell children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. (Have them practice stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their face with hands, and rolling over and over to put the flames out.)

  • Use flashlights as alternatives to candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters, whose costumes may brush against the lighting.

  • If your children are going to Halloween parties at others’ homes, have them look for ways out of the home and plan how they would get out in an emergency.


Don't miss out!

Join us for the museum's newest exhibit honoring the Collierville Fire Department.  

Admission is FREE Tuesday - Saturdays 10am - 4pm




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