The Owatonna Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM.” This year’s campaign, October 3-9th, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
“What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family,” said Lorraine Carli, vice-president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA. Read more...
The Owatonna Fire Department maintains a state of readiness 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is accomplished by the dedication of our firefighters, along with the willingness of their families to allow our firefighters to leave at a moment’s notice when called. Our firefighters are prepared because of the pride and enthusiasm they show in ongoing training for emergency response.
In addition to responding to emergencies, our firefighters conduct fire code inspections to help property owners eliminate unsafe conditions in their buildings. They also provide public education opportunities to our community throughout the year to prevent fires before they happen.