Sunday marks the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week. Boone County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp says there is a reason National Fire Prevention Week is held on the second week of October.
The theme for this year’s National Fire Prevention Week is “Fire Won’t Wait, Find Your Escape.” Blomenkamp says they will be spreading awareness throughout Boone County this week.
Blomenkamp adds there is one particular precaution they encourage residents to take this time of year.
Residents are also encouraged to have their chimneys cleaned and inspected before using their fireplaces.