Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Offers Fire Prevention Tips

National Fire Prevention Week is this week and Knox-Center Township Fire Chief, Kenny Pfost, has this fire prevention tip.

“Keep paper, dish towels and other combustibles away from the stove top,” he urged. “Some people have paper towel dispensers below the cabinets and it is recommended that a toaster is not placed underneath that dispenser.”

Pfost said it’s important to have house numbers visible so firefighters can find your home in case of a fire.

“Reflective ones are the best type of numbers to have. It’s very important to have the numbers on your home because there’s a lot of times at night, they’re extremely hard to find. We know the general area where the fire may be, but if there’s a lot of houses in one area and there are no flames showing, it’s very difficult to find at times.”