Hundreds show up for Great Louisville Fire Drill

Published: Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM EDT
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Firefighters explained how fire trucks work to visitors.
Firefighters explained how fire trucks work to visitors.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Metro firefighters used fun to keep Louisville families safe Sunday.

Iroquois Park played host to the Great Louisville Fire Drill. It was the celebration ending National Fire Prevention week.

While families had the chance to enjoy games, food and fire truck rides, firefighters had the chance to remind them about staying safe.

"It's an opportunity in a friendly way to kinda get up close with kids and adults and give them our message of fire safety. Let them see some of our equipment and kind of familiarize the public of what we do," said Louisville Fire Chief Greg Fredrick.

This year's theme was Have Two Ways Out. Firefighters focused on planning and practicing ways to get out of your home in the event of a fire with participants.

In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to more than 369,000 home structure fires. A house fire was reported every 85 seconds.

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