Danville Fire Department receives fire prevention materials to give to community

Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 5:22 PM EDT
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Danville Fire Department will educate kids on fire safety and prevention next week.

The department received fire prevention materials from local insurance companies ahead of fire prevention week. Some of the items include magnets, stickers, booklets and posters for children and adults.

Department members will go to every school in Danville next week to distribute the materials and educate kids on fire safety.

“I’m still afraid of fire. I have a lot of respect for fire because it can kill you. We want the children to know that this is not a toy. There’s a difference in toys and tools. A lighter and things like that are adult tools. Toys are dolls and trucks and that type of thing,” said Shelby Irving, Division Chief of the Fire Marshal’s Office.

Chief Irving wants to remind everyone to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when changing back the clock.