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FOR RELEASE: January 27, 2003
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Media Advisory
Reminder to Mark Your Calendars…

What: News Conference - FIRES OUT, OKLAHOMA
Civilian Fire Safety Corps
Custer County Health Department
Oklahoma State Department of Health

When: Tuesday, March 4, 2003
10:30 a.m.

Where: Cherokee Trading Post and Restaurant, Clinton, OK
(Finding directions: I-40, Exit 71, about 8 miles west of Weatherford and 5 miles east of Clinton)

Background: In an effort to provide an extra layer of safety for residents who may not have smoke alarms in their homes, the Custer County Health Department is teaming with county fire departments and local officials and volunteers in a project to install smoke alarms in homes throughout Custer County. Health and fire department employees and volunteers will also be conducting fire prevention education to increase awareness of fire-related injuries and fire prevention techniques among the county’s citizens.

This project is supported by the Injury Prevention Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, through a grant from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Featuring: City, county and state officials will be present at the news conference. Weatherford and Clinton fire trucks will be on site and examples of smoke alarm kits will also be available.

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