Source: Randy Slover, 785-532-3473, rslover@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu 

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Safety first: 2011 Fire Prevention Week coming to K-State Oct. 9-15

MANHATTAN -- This year's theme of Fire Prevention Week at Kansas State University, "Protect Your Family From Fire," is an important message for individual families in the Manhattan community and the K-State family, according to Randy Slover, K-State's fire marshal.

"'Protect Your Family From Fire' is an appropriate Fire Prevention Week theme for our campus community since each individual's actions have a huge impact on fire and life safety for everyone," Slover said.

K-State will offer several special events during the week, which is Oct. 9-15.

Fire prevention events will be on the Manhattan campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, south of the Derby Dining Center, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, and Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the Bosco Plaza in front of the K-State Student Union. Activities will be at K-State Salina from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, east of the College Center.

Activities will include fire extinguisher training, distribution of educational materials, door prizes and fire-fighting apparatus displays and demonstrations. The Kansas Forestry Service will also have a Wildland Type VI fire engine on display, and kids can get a free fire hat.

The 2011 Fire Prevention Week at K-State is sponsored by K-State’s Division of Public Safety in conjunction with the Manhattan Fire Department, Kansas Fire Marshal's office and Kansas Forestry Service.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week, call 785-532-5856.