The HFD is proud to host this year’s FPW kickoff at the Honolulu Zoo on October 3, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A full day of activities will share fire safety in a fun way. The public is welcome to enjoy games, prize giveaways, and interactive displays with fire prevention themes. Members from the HFD and the Federal Fire Department will display fire apparatuses and give fire safety presentations. The HFD’s Fire Safety Keiki House will give children the opportunity to learn easy fire safety lessons. Familiar fire safety characters, including Smokey Bear and the NFPA’s Sparky the Fire Dog, will be making appearances to delight children of all ages.
After 30 years of teaching fire safety to Hawaii’s keiki, Sparky, the HFD’s mascot, is retiring. A brief ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. at the Honolulu Zoo’s Stage Lawn to bid aloha to Sparky and introduce the HFD’s new mascot. The new mascot is eager to follow in his predecessor’s footsteps and will become the first in a line of fire department mascots inspired by the beloved pets of the Hawaiian monarchs who established Honolulu’s first fire fighting service. The HFD is asking Hawaii’s elementary school students to select a name for the HFD’s new mascot by participating in a statewide online survey.
Honolulu Fire Museum and Education Center
The HFD invites the public to visit the Honolulu Fire Museum and Education Center, which is located at 620 South Street. The museum is located inside the former Kakaako Fire Station and listed on the Hawaii Register of Historic Places. Come and learn about the Department’s rich heritage and its transformation from a Hawaiian monarchy to modernization. Guided tours will be available every third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. These one-hour educational tours will be free of charge and are available by reservation only. Reservations can be made at www.Honolulu.gov/hfd/communityrelations.html. For more information, please call 723-7167.
HFD reminds you that the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your home from fire is to install working smoke alarms and remove fire hazards. The HFD recommends you take the following steps:
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