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Annual Layton City Kendall O. Bryant Open House 9-30-15 5pm-8pm

Article Published 09/17/2015

Layton City Fire Department announces the annual Kendall O. Bryant Fire Prevention Open House to be held on Wednesday September 30, 2015, at Layton City Fire Station, 530 North 2200 West, Layton, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. We invite the media to this event. PIO will be available at 4:30 PM for “talking points” of this year’s theme and event highlights. He can assist during the event.

Media Highlights: (Average attendance 3,000)
·  Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Hear the Beep where you sleep!" Working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. "In a fire, seconds count," said Doug Bitton Layton City Fire Public Information Officer. "Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out."

·  State Fire Marshal’s Office Earthquake Trailer “Feel the quake and know what to do”
·  Many interactive fun things for children, Junior Fire Muster, Fire Engine Rides, Sparky’s Theater. Food from outstanding Food Truck’s.
·  Firefighters show children the great lifesaving item used in the Fire Service, A Thermal Imaging Camera to search for them or a pet in a smoke filled area.
 
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.

The open house will also have many activities for the whole family to participate. There will be free rides on one of the fire engines.  A donation of a canned food item for the Family Connection Center Food Bank is suggested. Follow us on twitter…#openhouse@LaytonPIO 

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