The City of Bastrop will kick-off National Fire Prevention Week beginning Monday, October 9, 2017, through Monday, October 13, 2017. The goal of fire prevention week is to educate local citizens on the importance of fire prevention and safety.

As part of it's Fire Prevention Week activities the Bastrop Fire Department will be hosting an open house at Central Fire Station on Wednesday, October 11 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.m.. Central Fire Station is at 717 N Marable St in Bastrop. The Fire Department will be offering tours of the station and fire apparatus. In addition, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office will be on hand to give away 100 smoke detectors for people that need them. Another 180 smoke detectors will also be scheduled for installation at the event. Citizens will need to fill out an application for smoke detectors to be installed by the Bastrop Fire Department. The smoke detectors are limited to one per household.

The City has also partnered with the State Fire Marshal, and the Morehouse Parish School Board to welcome “Sparky” the National Fire Prevention mascot to some schools within the fire district and would like to encourage all area schools to educate students on fire prevention and safety. Sparky will also be on hand at the Fire Department's Open House on Wednesday.

“The Bastrop Fire Department is proud to be a part of Fire Prevention Week. It has always been our goal to keep the citizens of Bastrop safe,” said Fire Chief Thomas D. Crowder. “We intend to offer information, bulletins and visits us at the fire department. All citizens are welcomed and encouraged to visit.”

The Bastrop Daily Enterprise will be offer fire prevention tips each day this week in print, on the web (bastropenterprise.com) and on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BastropEnterprise).