ONALASKA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Next week is National Fire Prevention Week, and to kick it off, the Onalaska Fire Department hosted an open house and safety expo Oct. 6.
The event included the Fort McCoy Fire Safety House and interactive games.
The department also had several booths to educate kids--and adults--about how to stay safe as winter approaches.
"It's important to every community in the country...we're very fortunate in Onalaska that not only the firefighters but our residents are proactive...in other words, finding ways to prevent fires before they happen rather than be reactive after they do happen," Onalaska Fire Dept. Chief Don Dominick said.
Chief Dominick says the most important thing you can do to prevent house fires during winter is to leave at least 30 inches around any object in your house that gives off heat.
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