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Mansfield Fire Celebrates National Fire Prevention Week with Fire Safety Palooza

Oct 01, 2014 07:21PM ● Published by Brian Ostrovsky

Helping a little girl at the Fire Safety Palooza

With a goal of making learning about fire safety fun, families can visit interactive and hands-on demonstrations that will teach fire safety skills and show kids how to prevent fires in the home the Mansfield Fire Department hosts Fire Safety Palooza this Saturday.

Helping a little girl at the Fire Safety Palooza

Fire Safety Palooza - start: Oct 04, 2014 10:00AM

The Mansfield Fire Department and its Safety Clowns host this community-wide the first Saturday in October as part of its National Fire Prevention Week observance ... Read More 


This is the second year for the Fire Safety Palooza, much of the event will take place in the parking lot of the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts. Students in Mansfield ISD took home more than 30,000 flyers last week and organizers are expecting some 4,000-5,000 attendees this weekend.

The Star Telegram reports, "Among the new features this year is a “live burn trailer” with two rooms to demonstrate how much faster a room with no sprinklers will burn than a room equipped with them. The two rooms will be set up with old couches and other furniture, which will be lit.

'The side that’s not sprinkled, we’ll let it burn for about eight minutes so you can see how fast a large fire grows,' [firefighter Phillip] Baker said."

There'll be plenty of fun things for the whole family to see and enjoy.

Firefighters keeping equipment ready. Photo courtesy, Mansfield Fire Dept.

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