Fire Prevention

Members of the Peru Fire Department and the local State Farm office pose for a picture with a banner promoting Fire Prevention Week. From Left to Right: Stacey Westfall (Peru Fire Department), Cole Alspaugh (Peru Fire Department), Richard Ashley (Peru Fire Department), Christy Winter (State Farm Insurance Agent), Evan Coffman (Peru Fire Department), Dawn Wilkinson (State Farm Ins. Office Manager), Chelsea Abbot (State Farm Insurance Account Representative), Brian Edwards (Peru Fire Department Assistant Chief).

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and local State Farm Agent Christy Winter are teaming up with the Peru Fire Department to support Fire Prevention Week, an annual public awareness campaign that promotes critical home fire safety messages. NFPA has been the official sponsor of the campaign for more than 90 years.

The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. Fire Prevention Week runs Oct. 4-11. Kits for the program, used by the fire departments to teach fire safety to elementary school children, contain educational fire prevention materials about kitchen fires for homeowners and children.