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Firefighters holding family-friendly event today on fire prevention

Free event will run from 8 a.m. to noon

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will a local Fire Prevention event Saturday to cap off a week of fire prevention awareness.

The free event, in collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fire Training Tower, 3333 Busch Road.

The event, centered around this year's "Hear the Beep While you Sleep" theme, will include a pancake breakfast, children's obstacle course, disaster preparedness information, firefighter demonstrations, fire escape planning information and a trailer full of fire safety equipment and information. The pancake breakfast will run from 8-11 a.m.

Children can learn how to use a fire extinguisher, see a Livermore K-9 unit demonstration and practice dialing 911 with Pleasanton police officers.

Fire Prevention Week was created to raise awareness of the importance of fire prevention methods and devices, such as smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. This year's theme focuses on the importance of having a working fire alarm in every bedroom.

Donations will be accepted at the event to support the Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department officials will be at the event to answer questions from the public.

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