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As Fire Prevention Week approaches, the City of Greeley Fire Department reminds residents that ‘Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.’


The City of Greeley Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15, 2022.

This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. 

City of Greeley Fire Department officials encourage all residents to embrace the 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme and participate in the week-long activities, including Fire Station 5 open house, tours, and school visits

“It’s important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape,” said Brian Kuznik, Greeley Fire Chief. “Everyone needs to be prepared in advance so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different. Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them.”

The Greeley Fire Department wants to share these key home fire escape planning tips:

  • Make sure the plan meets the needs of all family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities. For information on making a home fire escape plan visit
  • Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of a home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so that when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
  • Practice a home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night.

The City of Greeley Fire Department will host a series of events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” including:

Open House

The open house takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Fire Station 5, 4701 W. 24th Street. Activities include:

  • Tours of Fire Station 5
  • Soak your local firefighters and Fire Chiefs in a Dunk Tank
  • Obstacle Course
  • Try-on junior firefighter gear
  • Check out fire engines, ladder trucks, a Med Evac helicopter, and an antique fire engine on display
  • Food trucks, and more

Fire Department School Visits

The Greeley Fire Department staff will visit Greeley-Evans School District 6 second grade classes Oct. 3 through 14 to educate students on fire safety. 

Coloring Project for Students (Ages 6 – 9)

The Greeley Fire Department is holding a competition for students to design a helmet shield with their creative ideas.

Students can submit their designs via their teacher or at the Fire Department Open House on Oct. 15. Fire department staff will judge the art, determine a winner, print the winning design on a leather helmet shield, and display it at Fire Station 1.

Fire Station Visits and Tours

Fire stations are open for scheduled and drop-in visits and tours during 8 -11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday during fire prevention week. To schedule a tour visit Units on duty will not be available due to potential active calls.

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Greeley, please contact the City of Greeley Fire Department at 970-350-9500. or more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit and



Release Date:
Oct 12, 2022

Christopher Lambuth, firefighter

(720) 341 5967

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Communication and Engagement Office

1000 10th Street
Greeley, Colorado 80631


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