October 9, 2010 – Hilo, Hawaii

By Stephanie Salazar

Join the fire men and women of the Hawaii County Fire Department as they kick off Fire Prevention Week with static displays and demonstrations for the public at the Hilo Bayfront area on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010.

The week-long event finale will take place in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Lowe’s parking lot. Both events will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

Each day includes an old fashioned bucket brigade at 11 am in both Hilo and Kona.

This year’s nationwide theme is, “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!”

“Many homes may not have any smoke alarms, not enough smoke alarms, alarms that are too old, or alarms that are not working,” said Fire Chief Darryl Oliveira in a media release. “We want our residents to understand that working smoke alarms are needed in every home, on every level (including the basement), outside each sleeping area and inside each bedroom. And, if a smoke alarm is 10 years old or older, it needs to be replaced.”