Fire Prevention Week Begins

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Sunday marked the official start of National Fire Prevention Week.

For the next six days residents are urged to come up with an fire escape plan and practice it.

Those instructions happen to be the theme for this year.

Fire officials say it is important for families' escape plans to be second nature.

During Fire Prevention Week, Bryan Fire Department Lieutenant Cory Matthews also hopes people will be able to gain a better understanding of different aspects of a fire fighter's job.

"We open our fire station to show off the equipment, explain why we're here, and what we do for the community," Matthews said.

As part of the fire safety awareness activities, Bryan Fire Department station houses will be hosting tours.

To take advantage of the invitation, individuals and families can head to fire stations located on William Joel Bryan, Cavitt Avenue, Briarcrest, or North Texas Avenue.

During this week from Monday through Friday the fire stations will be open to the public beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 13 open house is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.