Fire Prevention Week plans set for Fort Leonard Wood

Story and photo by Derek Gean
Assistant editor

Fort Leonard Wood fire fighters are already at work preparing to educate community members about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week, scheduled Oct. 8 through 14 nationwide.

Col. Tracy Lanier, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander, signed this  year’s Fire Prevention Week proclamation, at a ceremony held Sept. 7 at Fire Station  No. 1.

“The idea is to get people talking and motivated to go into Fire Prevention Week,” said Robert Sperberg, assistant fire chief. “The best way to reach parents/Families is by getting the kids talking about it when they bring the information home from school.”

The fire department is planning on providing Fire Prevention Week information to four elementary schools, encompassing about 1,500 students from grades kindergarten through 5th.

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