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Source: Randy Slover, 785-532-3473, rslover@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Emily Vietti, 785-532-2535, evietti@k-state.edu

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010

'SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES' THEME OF FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCT. 3-9

MANHATTAN -- The focus of Kansas State University's Fire Prevention Week is to remind all that smoke alarms save lives, according to Randy Slover, K-State fire marshal. He says it is important to install and maintain smoke alarms.

Fire Prevention Week activities at K-State include fire-fighting apparatus demonstrations and free fire extinguisher training.

Activities will be Oct. 4-6 on the Manhattan campus and Oct. 7 at K-State Salina. In addition to the fire-fighting apparatus demonstrations and fire extinguisher training, participants can expect to see an antique fire engine and pick up fire education materials, free fire hats and door prizes.

Manhattan campus activities will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, south of Derby Dining Center, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Wednesday, Oct. 6, on the Bosco Plaza. Activities will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, east of the College Center on the Salina campus.

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