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Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 5:42pm
EL PASO (KDBC) — To kick-off Fire Prevention Week, the El Paso Fire Department is out in the community promoting fire safety.
Firefighters were at Mission Valley Elementary school to sign-up families for free smoke alarms. In the next few days, firefighters will go out to their homes to install the alarms for free.
A school counselor said safety starts at home.
"I believe that it's extremely important for kids to feel safe. Giving the kids the explanation of what it is to have a smoke detector, to have a fire escape plan and actually making them part of the responsibility within the family is amazing," said Counselor Luci Gonzalez.
You can also request a free smoke alarm and installation online at www.epsmokealarm.com.
Fire Prevention Week starts Sunday and runs through the October 13.