Fire Dept. hosts fire safety day for kids

October 7, 2008 2:42:54 PM PDT
In recognition of fire protection week, the Oakland Fire Department is hosting a Fire Safety Day today for about 500 children from elementary schools throughout the city.

The Fire Prevention Bureau will teach children from grades five and under the importance of fire safety through interactive activities.

The event at Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., starts at 8 a.m. Volunteers and staff from the Fire Department will be available to the children until 3 p.m.