Cedartown Fire Department encouraging businesses to help provide education matierials

Cedartown Fire Chief Felix White hands out plastic firefighter helmets to children during a past fire education program.

Awareness and education are a major key in keeping any community fire safe. That’s why the Cedartown Fire Department is asking local businesses to help their efforts to make sure both are covered in Cedartown.

The Cedartown Fire Department is working with the National Fire Safety Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to provide fire prevention materials for Cedartown children and seniors through their annual fire prevention program.

The fire department is seeking the support of local individuals, businesses, and industries through monetary donations to cover the cost of the educational material. All donations are tax-deductible. Individuals and corporations making a donation will have their business name listed on all materials that will be distributed throughout the community.

“These materials will be extremely effective in providing important fire safety information to the children of our community,” Cedartown Fire Chief Felix White said.

Materials that will be distributed include activity manuals, brochures, booklets and other valuable teaching aids. A broad range of critical topics are addressed in these materials, including how to report a fire: 9-1-1, home fire safety, escaping a smoke-filled home; smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector and fire extinguisher awareness, burn prevention, and additional community and fire safety concerns.

The Cedartown Fire Department will distribute these materials through presentations, activities and programs throughout the Cedartown community.

“This information is a great tool to help children, parents, teachers, and our community better understand and respond to the challenges and education needed to help protect our citizens every day,” White said.

For additional information or to make a donation, please call 770-748-1112.

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