Dartmouth fire trucks delivering pizza could save lives

If you happen to catch a Dartmouth fire truck that doubles as a pizza delivery vehicle, we have a perfectly logical explanation. No, it has nothing to do with budget issues or firefighters trying to earn extra money while they are on the job.

It’s all part of Fire Prevention Week which begins Sunday, October 9 and ends Saturday, October 15.

The best part about it is that it could get you and your family some free stuff.

Here’s how it works

On Thursday, October 13, from noon to 2 p.m., anyone ordering a Domino’s pizza at the Rockdale Avenue New Bedford location can be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard a Dartmouth fire truck.

If the smoke alarms in the house are working, the pizza is absolutely free. What if the smoke detectors don’t work? In this case, firefighters will install fully functional smoke alarms or replace dead batteries with fresh ones.

Why a fire escape plan is important

The theme for this year’s fire prevention week is “Fire doesn’t wait. Plan your escape.”

It’s a conversation that many families have never had. What happens if a fire breaks out in your home? What would you do? Where would you go to find yourself? How would you get there? Knowing the answers to these questions and having this conversation ahead of time could save the lives of your family members.

How prepared is your family?

“In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds,” said Lt. Erick Turcotte of Dartmouth Fire District 1. .

“Planning and practicing escape can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone plenty of time to get out. These steps can make all the difference and we hope to raise awareness through our partnership with Dominos.

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After going through a year of extensive renovations and restorations, this 19th-century firehouse is now available to rent, and it’s safe to say we’re obsessed. Check out the Firehouse Inn’s six-bed, six-bathroom space that features a neat, modern kitchen and plenty of charm that only a historic fire station could provide.

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