Cincinnati Fire Dept holds educational open houses at all fire stations Saturday

If fire broke out at your home, would you and your children know how to escape?

Your family can learn about fire safety and prevention this weekend when the Cincinnati Fire Department throws open the doors at all of the city's 26 fire stations in light of Fire Prevention Week.

This year's slogan is "Every second counts. Plan two ways out."

The public is welcome to go to any Cincinnati fire station between 1-5 p.m. Saturday and talk with firefighters, tour the station and grab a snack.

You also can participate in a worksheet activity that will give you a chance to win dinner at a fire house. Scavenger hunts will be held for children.

Fire officials will encourage families to take a photo at the station and post it social media using the hashtag #CFDOpenHouse for a chance to win a T-shirt.

All households should have working smoke detectors, said Assistant Cincinnati Fire Chief Sherman Smith in an appearance Friday on FOX19 NOW with District 3 Firefighter Keshia Terry.

"Early detection is key," he said.

Families should plan now so everyone in the house knows what to do if fire breaks out.

You should also establish a place for your family to meet once they are all outside: the street in front of your house, a neighbor's driveway, etc.

For a list of the city's 26 fire stations, click here.

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