Did you know that individuals 65 and older are three times more likely than the general population to be the victim of a fire house fire? Did you know cooking equipment was the leading cause of home structure fires and civilian fire injuries and the second leading cause of home fire deaths? Do you have a fireplace or even a wood stove with a chimney? Do you have a way for first responders to know if there is anyone in your home with physical impairments or medical needs if they have to rescue you in your home?
This month’s civic league meeting will have Art Kohn, the Public Information Officer for the VBFD. You may remember Art when he was a photojournalist with WAVY-TV. He’ll inform us about fire prevention, safety measures to increase your survivability, and answer your questions about protecting yourself from a house fire.
As always, we’ll meet at the Bayside Recreation Center at 4500 First Court Road. Social time begins a little after 7:00 pm and the meeting begins at 7:30 pm.