OFD urges to be prepared for house fires | news

The Owensboro Fire Department is urging residents to be prepared for home fires, particularly by having working smoke detectors and a plan for people to evacuate their homes.

Battalion Chief Steve Leonard spoke Tuesday with Owensboro City Commissioners about fire safety as part of Fire Prevention Week. Leonard said Wednesday that prevention dramatically reduces the likelihood of a fire death and helps firefighters fight fires more effectively.

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