Inaugural fire education safety event being held in Zachary

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal and the National Fire Protection Association are hosting a fired education safety event for the first time Wednesday.

The Louisiana Fire Educators Safety Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, located at 3824 Lee St. in Zachary.

The free event will provide local fire departments with tools to implement fire safety programs in their communities. The event will feature classroom settings and many hands-on exercises on topics such as a national fire sprinkler initiative, smoke alarm installation and canvassing, as well as a new campaign called "Remembering When," which focuses on fire and fall protection for senior citizens.

Seventy-four representatives from fire services across the state are planning to attend.

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