Each year at this time "Fire Prevention Week" is observed, and it's going on now through October 12th. At Big Frog 104, we salute firefighters throughout central and northern New York who put their lives on the line every day for our safety.

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Fire Prevention Week is a time when we should take note of fire safety tips in our homes and workplace. I remember as a kid at Miller School (now Martin Luther King, Jr. School) in Utica when members of the Utica Fire Deparment would bring one of their big red fire engines to our school, and of course "Sparky" the Dalmatian fire dog was the most popular part of the day.

As we focus on fire prevention this week, it's a good time to test the batteries in your smoke detector, check your carbon monoxide detectors and make sure you have a plan or an escape route planned at home and work in case of a fire.

Get fire prevention ideas for your home or building from the National Fire Prevention Association.