With Fire Prevention week under way, the Torrance Fire Department is hosting events for adults and children through the end of this week.

It was family story time at Henderson Library this morning, but this reading time was all about learning what firefighters do. For Fire Prevention Week, the Torrance Fire Department teamed up with Torrance libraries for the first time to teach children what this awareness week is all about.

After reading time, attendees had the opportunity to meet and greet firefighters from the rescue unit as well. They were even given an up close look at the fire engine and saw the rescue unit’s instruments and the tools they use during a rescue scenario. The children walked away with some treats as well, receiving coloring books and stickers.

If you missed out on this event, there is another story time tomorrow and on Oct. 14th. The Torrance Fire Department is also hosting other fire safety seminars. Attend an event…

And there is a significant message for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. The campaign is asking for residents to remember to replace their fire alarms every 10 years.

The National Fire Protection Association found that many people have misconceptions about smoke alarms, which puts them at an increased risk in the event of a home fire. Officials say many people don’t even know how old their smoke alarms are or how often they need to be replaced. To find out how old it is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm.

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