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Oct 11th City Of Coachella fire department open house scheduled

Post Date:10/08/2014 11:28 AM

COACHELLA, October 2014 —  Coachella’s Fire Department is planning an open house from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 11, at its headquarters at 1377 Sixth Street in Coachella.

         “This will be an opportunity for members of the community to visit the fire station, meet our firefighters and paramedics, and receive handouts on fire prevention,” said Bonifacio M. De La Cruz, battalion chief of the City of Coachella Fire Services, which are provided by Cal Fire and the Riverside County Fire Department.

         De La Cruz said smoke alarms have failed to alert local residents of fires in recent months, either because they didn’t change the batteries or because of defects in the alarms. “We are encouraging everyone to change their smoke alarm batteries whenever they reset their clocks. But we also want them to test their smoke alarms to make sure they really work,” he said.

         Saturday’s open house is being time to coincide with the conclusion of National Fire Prevention Week. More information is available at and

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