Fire prevention and protection are two of the primary goals of the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Last year, over 1,000 grass fires and wildfires were reported, so to address citizens’ concerns, the fire department will be partnering with the city council to host a series of presentations to educate residents on fire protection.
Some of the topics that will be discussed during the meetings will include ways to protect homes, animals, and land against wildfires and prevention methods to avoiding causing fires. The OKC Fire Department indicated that there are several things people do that could unintentionally start wildfires, such as burning trash, throwing of cigarettes to the ground (especially from vehicles), and allowing children to play with fire.
The series will start on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Oakdale School, which is located at 11901 N Sooner Rd. It will be followed by the second presentation on April 17 at 7p.m. at Bridgestone Intermediate Center, located at 1700 S Council. The last presentation will be geared toward Southeast Oklahoma City residents and will take place on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Harmony Christian Church, located at 7100 S. Choctaw.