Fire prevention programs

Photo submitted – A member of the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department demonstrates the usage of firefighters gear during a fire prevention program at St. Boniface School.Photo by Amy Cherry – Two firefighters from the Crystal Fire Department are shown outside of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a fire drill exercise. The CFD visited 16 locations on Wednesday as part of their fire prevention program.Photo by Amy Cherry – Scott Surra, Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, discusses fire safety tips with students at Fox Township Elementary School on Wednesday. Photo by Amy Cherry – Firefighters from the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department distribute smoke detectors to students in Kersey on Wednesday morning. They are shown following a fire prevention presentation at Fox Township Elementary School.

Firefighters in St. Marys and Fox Township could be seen throughout each community Wednesday as they visited various schools, health care facilities and other locations as part of Fire Prevention Week being held Oct. 9-15.
Fire departments across the nation are helping ensure everyone is up to date on fire safety during the week.
The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department distributed nearly 250 smoke detectors to students at Fox Township Elementary and St. Boniface School.