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Annual Layton City Kendall O. Bryant Fire Prevention Open House Wednesday, Sept. 28

Article Published 09/20/2016
Layton City Fire Department will hold its annual Kendall O. Bryant Fire Prevention Open House on Wednesday, September 28, at Layton City Fire Station 51, 530 North 2200 West, Layton, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The annual open house is named after Layton City Firefighter Kendall O. Bryant who died in the line of duty while searching for victims in a house fire on March 31, 2000. Kendall dedicated much of his time to educating children about fire safety. 

There will be many fun and exciting activities for families and children. These include: 

• Children can have their dream come true by riding on a real fire engine. We ask for a voluntary canned food donation to go to a local food bank to fight against hunger. Donated canned food will be delivered to the Family Connection here in Layton.
• Firefighters will present a real time structure fire related to cooking with oil in the kitchen. See how fast fire can destroy a room and contents and learn how to prevent this from happening. Did you know that two out of every five home fires in the nation start in the kitchen? Thirty-four percent of these kitchen fires are a result of unattended cooking.  
• Talk to excellent Emergency Dispatchers and practice calling 911.
• Experience an earthquake with the State Fire Marshal’s Office “Earthquake Trailer”.
• Free Child Identification Kits by Layton Police Department.
• Firefighters show children a special tool called a Thermal Imaging Camera, a great lifesaving item used in the Fire Service to search for them or a pet in a fire. 
• Meet Cole the K9 and his handler and also members of Task Force I who are special trained in disaster areas to find people.
• Children can use a fire hose to spray and save a house from cartoon flames! 

-Plan on an evening of fun and purchase dinner at the food trucks, which are participating in a fundraiser for the volunteer Layton City Fire 
Corps. Proceeds will go to the Fire Corps to assist in safety education to elementary, preschoolers and Headstart children.  

-The National Fire Prevention focus this year is “Don’t wait, check the date!” 
• Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
• Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
• To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from the date.