In commemoration of Fire Prevention Week, the Malden Fire and Police Departments will hold their Third Annual Public Safety Day at Linden Park and School on Sunday, October 3rd from 11 AM-2 PM. Fire Prevention Week is a time that all are encouraged to recognize the dangers that can occur in the places we feel the safest. This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” The theme works to educate everyone about the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make and knowing that when an alarm sounds you must take action.
Families and residents are invited to the free event for fun and interactive ways to learn more about safety. There will be “touch a truck” events where children can learn about and climb on fire engines and ladders, police cars, an ambulance and DPW trucks. There will be arts and crafts, a K-9 demonstration by the State Police and free pizza, hotdogs and goody bags. Additionally, the Malden Board of Health will be conducting a Moderna vaccination clinic outside and people can register at the time of the vaccination.
The event is being sponsored by Cataldo Ambulance, Malden Housing Authority, Malden Board of Health, Malden Redevelopment Authority, Malden DPW, Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica, Piantedosi Baking, Stop & Shop, City Councillors-At-Large Craig Spadafora and Steve Winslow, City Councillor Peg Crowe, Boston Medflight, Junior Aid Association of Malden, and Malden Firefighters Local 902.
Fire Prevention Week is observed every October in remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire that began on October 8, 1871 and killed more than 250 people, along with destroying more than 17,400 structures across 2,000 acres. In 1911, 40 years after the fire, the Fire Marshals Association determined that the anniversary of this fire should be observed annually to generate awareness about fire prevention.