Eureka, Ca., (KIEM) It’s National Fire Prevention Week, and firefighters of Humboldt Bay Fire are teaching locals what they can do to keep themselves, and their families safe.
Humboldt Bay Fire held its annual open house to provide the community with practices to survive a fire, if ever necessary. They advise planning an escape route, and focusing on prevention. There were also fire engine tours and other activities throughout Station 5.
Humboldt Bay Fire said the point of these open houses are to meet the public, allow them to see the inner workings of the department, and most importantly, learn.
“Over the years, we have done CPR demonstrations where they learned CPR from us and used it. We have people learn about choking, how to help someone who is choking and even had people tell us about evacuation drills when they had a kitchen fire and had to evacuate their house,” said Battalion Fire Chief, Chris Emmons.
Humboldt Bay Fire will have its final open house on Saturday, October 13 at 10am Downtown Eureka.