Camden Community Comes Together for Fire Prevention

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

Residents in Camden were able to come out for a fun event and learn about the importance of fire safety at the same time.

Mayor Dana Redd, City Council President Francisco Moran, the Camden Fire Department and the Office of the Fire Marshall, invited city families and members of the community out to teach them about fire prevention and have some fun at the same time. This was the first time they have held this event and city officials hope it's one they can continue.

"For our youth to be able to be part of it, see some of their equipment, some of their tools, and meet some of our firefighters because ... fire prevention is not about one individual," said Camden County Fire Chief Marshal Braulio Villegas. "It's about a community coming together to educate and bring training to the community."

Those that came out to the event got to see live burn demonstrations, the equipment used to combat fires, and learned ways to protect their home from fires.


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