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Annual Layton City Fire Department Open House today

Article Published 10/01/2014

The Layton City Fire Department will hold its annual Kendall O. Bryant Fire Prevention Awareness Day Open House on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Layton City Fire Station 51, 530 North 2200 West, from 5-8 p.m.
(The Fire Station is located at the southwest corner of Ellison Park.)
The annual open house is named after 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 activities for families and children.  These include: 
• Ride on a real fire engine for a voluntary canned food donation to go to the Family Food Connection here in Layton
• Cole, the search dog will perform his skills as part of his special training 
• Sparky the Fire Dog Theater with kids safety videos. Free Popcorn!
• Talk to real 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 the Thermal Imaging Camera, a great lifesaving item used in the fire service to search for them or a pet in a fire.
• Buy dinner for your family:  hot dogs, chips, nachos, drinks, provided by Layton Fire Corps. Funds are used for fire & injury prevention education.
• Children can use a fire hose to spray and save a house from cartoon flames!
The national fire prevention focus this year is “Help us sound the alarm: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!” Did you know that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms, or no working smoke alarms? Smoke alarms save lives.
If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. 
Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
-Here are some other important things you should know about smoke alarms in your place of living:
1. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
2. Test your smoke alarm every month simply by pushing the test button.
3. Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.