Old Bethpage, NY - November 23, 2015 - Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center will join with other Nassau County volunteer firefighters to conduct a live residential fire of Christmas trees to emphasize the importance of vigilant hydrating of all natural Christmas trees.
The event educates the public at the start of a holiday season that can be fraught with home fires due to under-watered Christmas trees, whether on display in a house or apartment, or later, when discarded or moved to a spot outside the residence. The demonstration will show the unimaginable rapidity of a dry tree fire and emphasize to the public the urgent need to adequately hydrate their trees and to properly dispose of them.
The event will take place at the Nassau County V.E.E.B. Fire Service Academy “burn buildings” - private dwelling structures that are realistic house facsimiles used to help train firefighters in the most common type of fire on Long Island: residential.
WHO: Nassau County Firefighters Museum’s Chief Fire Safety Instructor, John V. Murray, Volunteer Firefighters, Dignitaries
WHAT: Christmas Tree fire fighting & prevention
WHEN: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Nassau County V.E.E.B Fire Service Academy, Winding Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
WHY: Public safety education on preventing Christmas tree fires