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Fire Department to host fire safety event for families today

Free fire safety program kicks off with pancake breakfast

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will host a free fire safety expo from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The expo will be held at the fire training tower located at 3333 Busch Road in Pleasanton.

To kick off the morning, the Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation will host a pancake breakfast that begins at 8 a.m. and continues to 11 a.m. Donations will be accepted in support of the Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The event will also feature giveaways, firefighter demonstrations, information on fire safety and more. Specific activities will include a children's obstacle course, a Livermore Police Department K-9 demonstration and a lesson in using a fire extinguisher.

The expo precedes Fire Prevention Week, which is Oct. 9-15. In conjunction, this year's prevention message is, "Don't wait -- check the date!"

"According to the National Fire Protection Association, every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm," Fire Marshal Ryan Rucker said in a press release. "Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries."

To help increase awareness around fire safety, Livermore-Pleasanton firefighters will be on hand throughout the event to answer questions according to Rucker.

For more information on the expo, call 454-2361 or visit the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department online.

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