Hundreds of Oakland students attend fire safety event as part National Fire Prevention Day

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The Oakland Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau held a Fire Safety Day at the Lake Merritt Garden Center Thursday and taught 500 to 600 Oakland school children the importance of fire prevention and safety. (KGO-TV)

The Oakland Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau held a Fire Safety Day at the Lake Merritt Garden Center Tuesday and taught 500 to 600 Oakland school children the importance of fire prevention and safety.

This event is a part of National Fire Prevention Week, which runs through October 15. It's a nationwide effort to promote fire safety.

The theme of this year's event was "Don't Wait Check the Date: Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years."

Children participated in a variety of hands-on activities and lectures, with the ultimate goal of providing fire safety information to be used both at home and school.
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