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Kendall O. Bryant Awareness Day

Article Published 09/20/2010

Sept. 20, 2010

Layton City Fire Department announces the annual “Kendall O. Bryant Fire Awareness Day” Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. The annual Open House is named in honor of Kendall O. Bryant, a Layton City firefighter who lost his life while searching for trapped victims in a house fire. Layton City Fire Department will host the event at Fire Station #51, 530 N. 2200 W., Layton, on Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The open house is Layton City’s kickoff for National Fire Prevention Month in October. The national theme this year is “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with.” There will be activities that will emphasize this theme. Layton City Fire Department invites families and individuals to join our fire and life safety team at the open house. The open house will feature fun activities like the Jr. Fire Fighter Muster—watching firefighters in action and elementary school children competing for their school in the “Run for Your Life” relay—as well as Layton Police Department making child identification kits available.

The Utah Highway Patrol will have a crash simulator to demonstrate what being in a low-impact crash would be like, teaching the importance of wearing safety belts. Families and individuals will have the opportunity to learn and experience many injury prevention and life-saving lessons to incorporate into their own lives, all while having a great time. One of the demonstrations that will be highlighted at the open house is a “Side By Side Demonstration.” Fire officials will have two rooms furnished similarly and positioned side by side. One will have an automatic fire sprinkler system installed, while the other room will not. Both rooms will be set on fire to demonstrate the difference an automatic fire sprinkler system can make.

For more information about the open house, please call the Layton City Fire Department at (801) 336-3940.