RCFS acknowledges Fire Prevention Week

The Rabun County Fire Department has stayed busy the last few weeks with community education in fire prevention. Their efforts continue as National Fire Prevention Week is recognized on a state and national level.

Assistant Fire Cheif Justin Upchurch says this week’s FPW campaign is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” which works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire and how to escape safely in the event of one.

“This is a very busy week for Rabun County Fire Service. We traveled around to a lot of the schools. We’ve been to the Creative Learning Center (CLC) trying to get our fire safety message out,” Upchurch said.

Upchurch added that the key in Fire Safety Prevention is education and informing the younger generations of the potential hazards carelessness could cause.

“Fire safety education is always proactive. We try to get the word out by starting with educating the young and make sure they receive some sort of fire safety education all through their school so that they become more fire safe. Hopefully, it will minimize the chance for anyone to get hurt or killed in Rabun County,” he said.

Upchurch said the RCFS have multiple school education events coming up to continue their efforts informing the young and elderly in Rabun County.

“We have several things coming up, we’ll be at Head Start (pre-K) and we will also be visiting Rabun County Primary School as well,” he said.