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October 5-11 is Fire Prevention Week

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Fires remain one of the most devastating events for communities throughout the nation claiming more lives than all other natural disasters combined - and today before dozens of stakeholders, Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio proclaimed the week of October 5th to the 11th as Guam Fire Prevention Week.

Guam Fire Department Fire Chief Joey San Nicolas said, "And while we always talk about the fire trucks and we get excited when we hear it rolling down the street what we don't see is the hard work of our Fire Prevention Bureau hitting about 30,000 business license a year, or at least trying to, to make sure there ensuring their buildings are safe so their customers and the people of our island are safe when entering into these buildings."

The theme for Fire Prevention Week Is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." several outreach activities are planned throughout the community and schools this week.
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