This week Barrow County Emergency Services will join fire departments around the nation marking the days as Fire Prevention Week.
From Oct. 6-12, emergency services officials are inviting citizens to join them in working to prevent fires from happening.
“This year’s theme is ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires’ and there are several things citizens can do to prevent them,” said Lt. Scott Dakin. “This week we want citizens to take time with their families and look at ways to prevent fires from happening in their homes. We also want them to develop a plan that includes having working smoke alarms and what they will do if a fire happens in their home.”