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Albany Fire Dept. offers fire education program

Firefighters urge Georgia residents to think of fire safety (Source: WALB) Firefighters urge Georgia residents to think of fire safety (Source: WALB)
An adult fire protection program was made to help senior citizens (Source: WALB) An adult fire protection program was made to help senior citizens (Source: WALB)
Seniors and children are at the greatest risk (Source: WALB) Seniors and children are at the greatest risk (Source: WALB)
Making an escape plan is the first thing to do (Source: WALB) Making an escape plan is the first thing to do (Source: WALB)
Chief Sebon Burns (Source: WALB) Chief Sebon Burns (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Four Georgia senior citizens have died in house fires in the last seven days and the state fire commissioner is urging older Georgians to think fire safety.

The Albany Fire Department offers a senior adult fire protection program to groups to help older residents regard fire safety.

The ages at greatest danger during house fires are children from birth to age five and senior adults over the age of 65.

"You need an escape plan. Make sure you have a working smoke detector. And you actually need to have a fire extinguisher handy. Just in case you have a fire," said Deputy Chief Sebon Burns of the Albany Fire Department.

To get more information about the Albany Fire Department's senior adult fire prevention program, call Chief Burns at 431-3266.

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