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September 19, 2007: City proclaims Fire Prevention Week

City Commissioners declared the week of October 7 through October 13 as Fire Prevention Week in Coral Springs.

This year, the Fire Department is encouraging families to practice an escape plan, meaning adults and children alike should know safe routes out of their home in case of fire.

Fire prevention festivities start early with the Fire Prevention Extravaganza from 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday, September 29, outside of the Heron Bay Wal-Mart, 6001 Coral Ridge Drive. The free event will include educational activities, such as Sparky’s House, a smoke-simulation trailer; extrication demonstrations and a chance to explore a real fire engine and use a fire hose.

Fire Chief Mark Curran said popular demand led his department to extend the event from four to six hours. About 1,000 people attended last year, but Curran said he expects that number to double or even triple this year.

“The National Fire Protection Association celebrates Fire Prevention Week October 7 through October 13, but on September 29, we’ll be celebrating it with the Coral Springs and Parkland citizens,” Curran said. “It gives them the opportunity to come out and meet the men and women who protect them from the ravages of fire. It also gives us a chance to educate parents and children about fire safety and prevention.”

For more information, call 954-346-1253 or visit

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