Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue is lighting up their station red this weekend in honor of this year's Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters ceremony. Last year, 82 firefighters died in the line of duty in this country. They and 21 firefighters who died in previous years, will be honored on Sunday at 10am during the 2020 National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Tribute To Fallen Firefighters. The national tribute will be broadcast at firehero.org Sunday morning.
October is Fire Prevention Month, chosen to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The Danbury Fire Marshal’s Office is sharing tips in honor of the 300 lives lost during that fire. They start off with not playing with matches, and include the old adage stop, drop and roll. People are also encouraged not to hide, go outside.
New Milford Mayor Pete Bass is reminding residents to check smoke detectors and fire escape plans in case of a fire emergency. He raised a flag at Town Hall for Fire Prevention yesterday.