OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- 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.
Hundreds of Oakland students attend fire safety event as part National Fire Prevention Day
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