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Fire Prevention Week 2021

October 5, 2021

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For the 22nd consecutive year, SEPTA and the Philadelphia Fire Department observed Fire Prevention Week by unveiling the latest fire safety posters and car cards to be placed in 2,000 SEPTA vehicles. 

This year the cards promote fire safety by encouraging all to learn the different sounds of fire safety (beeping, chirping, etc.) made by smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, especially if someone in the household in hearing impaired. 

The cards were unveiled by SEPTA Assistant General Manager Jim Fox, and Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel. And they weren't the only special guests - Paws and the Philadelphia Fire Department's mascot Gentry were there as well!

The event was held at Engine 8 Station, 4th & Arch in Philadelphia. That station dates its history back to Benjamin Franklin.

And remember - if you don't own a smoke detector and you can't afford one - call 311. The Philadelphia Fire Department will come to your house to install it free of charge.

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