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Airport recognizes Fire Prevention Week
By DeAllous Smith

In conjunction with national Fire Prevention Week, Hartsfield-Jackson and Atlanta Fire Rescue held an event October 8-12 to promote fire safety.

Throughout the week, the Airport had fire equipment and safety exhibits and offered free blood pressure checks in the Atrium. Fire and crime prevention personnel answered travelers’ safety questions. 

“Safety and security are our two top priorities at Hartsfield-Jackson, and we want to encourage our customers and employees to always think safety while in the comforts of their homes,” said Richard Duncan, assistant general manager for Public Safety and Security. “There are more than 250 fire personnel who work at the Airport, so this campaign is very important to us. Installing working smoke detectors, inspecting electrical cords and keeping space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn are just a few steps families can take to eliminate home fire hazards.”

The goal of Fire Prevention Week is to educate families about what causes home fires, how to prevent them and what to do in an emergency situation. The theme of this year’s national campaign, “Have Two Ways Out,” also encouraged families to practice at least two emergency escape routes in the event of a fire.

“Individuals should practice their fire safety plans at least twice a year and check smoke detectors regularly to ensure they are working properly,” said Randall Slaughter, deputy chief of field operations for Atlanta Fire Rescue.

Richard Duncan (left), assistant general manager for Public Safety and Security, and Aviation General Manager Louis Miller meet Sparky, a Dalmatian who promotes fire prevention and safety.

Richard Duncan (left), assistant general manager for Public Safety and Security, and Aviation General Manager Louis Miller meet Sparky, a Dalmatian who promotes fire prevention and safety.


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