ROCHESTER N.Y. -- October is National Fire Prevention Month. On Saturday, local students kicked off Rochester's Fire Prevention Week a little early with a training on the importance of residential fire sprinklers.
Through a grant provided by FEMA and NFPA, the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs provides the fire sprinkler demonstrations to local schools.
Through these constructed pods, students got the chance to see first-hand how things can heat up quickly Saturday at the Dewey and Ridgeway Fire House.
“We felt this was a great opportunity to get young men and women who may be under the constructions trade to have a better understanding of how residential sprinklers work, how they're constructed and in the end to actually how they really affect the safety of the individuals who live in those homes," said Jim Comstocks, former Henrietta fire chief and now eirector of New York State Association of Fire Chiefs.
Fire Prevention Week in Rochester begins October 8. Additional burn demonstrations are scheduled throughout the month.
Throughout the week ahead, fire departments will be out in the community educating the public about fire prevention and safety.