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Posted on: October 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Douglas County BOC Recognizes Fire Prevention Week


The Douglas County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted 5-0 at Tuesday’s Commission meeting on October 18th to proclaim October 9 -15, 2022, as Fire Prevention Week to urge all county residents to have working smoke detectors and have a plan of escape in the event of a home fire. 

“Douglas County is known for its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting our community,” said Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Chairman of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. “Fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally and homes are the locations shere people are at the greatest risk from fire.” 

Smoke detectors should be included in an escape plan. Smoke can be detected well before you can, alerting you to danger in the event of a fire in which you may have as little as 2 minutes to get out safely. The 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme, "Fire won't wait. Plan your escape," works to educate everyone about simple but necessary actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

Douglas County Fire Chief Roderick Jolivette invited a group of students from Douglas County High School to be part of the presentation before the Board of Commissioners meeting after a firefighters responded to a recent fire at the local high school.10_20_fire_prevention_proclamation2

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