Awareness and education are a major key to keeping our community safe from fires! With that in mind, the Mena Fire Department works with the National Fire Safety Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to provide fire prevention supplies to our community through of their annual fire prevention program for children in Mena and Polk County. These materials will be extremely effective in providing important information and valuable resources to our community.

Some of the materials we have carefully selected include activity manuals, brochures, booklets and other useful teaching aids. A wide range of critical topics are covered in these materials, including How to Report a Fire: 9-1-1, Home Fire Safety, Crawling in Smoke, Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Awareness fire extinguishers, burn prevention and other community concerns.

The Mena Fire Department will distribute these materials through presentations, activities and programs in our community. “This information is a great tool to help children, parents, teachers and our community better understand and respond to the challenges and education needed to help protect our citizens every day,” said Chief Steve Egger.

The department is asking for support from local businesses, making a donation to help cover the cost of the materials they will distribute. Thanks to tremendous support over the past year, the department provided 1,533 official fire safety manuals not only to students in Mena, but also to the Cossatot River School District and Ouchita River School District. Your tax-deductible contribution will be used to provide fire prevention education materials to our local community. All donations are appreciated! In recognition of their generosity, the name or company name will be listed on handouts distributed in our community. Nikki Murdock, state safety coordinator for the National Fire Safety Council, Inc., will fully coordinate the program, including materials, donations and delivery, with Chief Steve Egger. I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM THAT THE MENA FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS APPROVED THIS YEAR. IF YOU ARE CONTACTED BY A SIMILAR PROGRAM, PLEASE CALL ME IMMEDIATELY.

Please accept my sincere thanks and gratitude for your consideration of this worthwhile project. Through our partnership, we can work to provide a safer community for all of our citizens. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Chef Steve Egger at 479-394-1234.

03/31/22 2:50 PM KAWX.ORG

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