The month of October begins Metro Fire’s “Months of Prevention” as we promote fire and cancer prevention.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

National Fire Prevention Week began Sunday, October 4, 2020 and lasts through Saturday, October 10, 2020 following the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) theme to “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.”

Additionally, with respect to California’s historic fire season we will also focus on wildfire safety. Daily topics will be posted on Metro Fire’s social media including Facebook (@MetroFireofSacramento), Instagram (@metro_fire_sacramento), and Twitter (@metrofirepio).

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Last year, Metro Fire’s Community Services Division began delivering the “Milo and Moxie” burn prevention program, which includes kitchen safety, to area elementary schools educational programs. Due to COVID-19 we have re-imagined our delivery from an in classroom presentation to a live interactive virtual program in compliance with public health guidelines. We encourage any interested educators to call us at (916) 859- 4330 or visit us online at http://metrofire.ca.gov/index.php/about-us/community-services/18-operations/community-services/957-MiloAndMoxie to learn more or schedule delivery for your class.

CANCER AWARENESS – #AllCancersAllPeople

In 2014, Metro Fire made Cancer Awareness a priority during the month of October by focusing on Breast Cancer. After a few years we expanded our program to include Men’s Health in November by adding a “blue” side to our iconic pink wrapped fire engine.

Unfortunately, with many public events being canceled this year due to COVID-19 and in alignment with reinforcing our desire to promote healthy community interaction, Metro Fire is postponing wrapping one of our fire engines this year. However, we are continuing our support of breast cancer awareness this October and men’s health in November by placing our pink/blue themed logo on more than sixty front line apparatus throughout our jurisdiction in greater Sacramento County and the cities of Rancho Cordova and Citrus Heights. Metro Fire personnel may also be seen wearing a themed pink and blue patch on our uniforms to support AllCancersAllPeople and internal messaging for preventing cancer in fire personnel will be provided, as well as on our social media throughout October and November.

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Born and raised in Rio Linda, graduate of Rio Linda High School, and resident for most of the last 50 years. Committee Chair for the Rio Linda Elverta Visions Committee, announcer for the Rio Linda Little League Parade, Keeper of the Archway Lights, and outspoken advocate for the community.