Navy Base Guam observes Fire Prevention Week

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U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Grimes along with NBG Fire Chief Gifton Lawrence were joined by Fire and Emergency Services personnel during a proclamation signing at NBG Fire Station One in Santa Rita Oct. 2.

Grimes proclaimed the week of Oct. 4 to Oct. 10 as Fire Prevention Week with this year’s theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.”

Forty-four percent of reported home fires start in the kitchen, with 66% of home cooking fires starting with the ignition of food or other cooking materials, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

(NBG News Release)

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Grimes spoke to personnel about the significance of their roles as firefighters and emphasized the importance of a strong community campaign for fire prevention and safety in the home.

NBG Fire and Emergency Services is hosting several Grab N Go events throughout Fire Prevention Week at multiple locations throughout NBG. During the events, personnel will distribute the Grab N Go kits which include information on fire safety in the kitchen, potholders, and various items and treats related to cooking safety.