Knox Fire Department Offers Educational Outreach, Smoke Detector Help for Fire Prevention Month


The City of Knox is recognizing Fire Prevention Month. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston discussed some of the planned activities with the city council Tuesday. “The fire department will start having classes with Little Lambs and Head Start on Wednesday and at the elementary school with the children on Thursday,” he said. “And I think it’s important to teach our kids, ‘Don’t play with fire.'”

Houston also urged residents to have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on each floor of their home. “If you can’t afford to purchase one, get a hold of the fire chief, Kenny Pfost. He’s here most days, and he’ll get you in contact with somebody that can help you get one.”

Houston also reminds people not to plug space heaters into power strips, and to know two ways out of a building. “And the last thing I’ll say is that arson is not a victim-less crime, and lots of people get injured or killed putting out intentionally-set fires,” he added.

Not only is October Fire Prevention Month, but this week is also recognized as Fire Prevention Week.