Two people suffered minor injures in a house fire last week and it is a reminder that these type of disasters do occur and to remember that safety comes first at all times.
According to Grenada Fire Chief Ronnie Willis, the house fire happened in the 800 block of Line Street Sunday morning and two people were treated at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for their injuries.
“Right now the cause of the fire is under investigation,” Willis said. “We expect to know more in the upcoming days.”
Fire Prevention Week
The Grenada Fire Department participated in National Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 3-9.
“Fire Prevention Week is one week out of every year that is set aside to focus on fire prevention,” Willis said. “The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has actually partnered with State Farm and the reason that we got what we have is because State Farm gave it to us.”
The GFD received a banner, which is on display in front of the station, several little giveaways such as stickers and coloring books and such and magnets and other little things that they plan to give to the kids.
Each year, Nathan Burnett of State Farm works with the NFPA to promote fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week.
According to Vallon Sanders at State Farm, this year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” and focuses on recognizing the different sounds and alerts that safety devices make when there is a fire or carbon monoxide hazard. Knowing the unique noises the alarm makes – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – means that it is time to take action.
Contents of the kit for an audience of 100 includes one banner, 15 posters, and 100 adult brochures, kids’ activity booklets, newsletters, stickers, magnets and bags. Sanders said this kit is donated to the GFD every year to spread awareness of the dangers and precautions of house fires.
It was celebrated nationwide as well.