Free pizza for fire prevention

Pete’s Pizza, located at 4902 U.S. Highway 12 in Maple Plain, and the Maple Plain Fire Department are teaming up to help promote fire prevention awareness with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, anyone who orders a pizza may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard a fire engine. If the smoke alarms and carbon dioxide detectors in the home are working, the pizza is free. If the detectors are not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries.

“Fire safety is extremely important,” says David Hoefs, owner of Pete’s Pizza. “We are very excited to partner with the Maple Plain Fire Department and participate in this fun educational program.”

This year’s Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10) campaign is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.” The Maple Plain Fire Department held their annual open house on Saturday, October 3, but continues to help residents learn more about fire safety and prevention.

“We believe that fire safety is important all of the time, and want to create a fun education experience for our residents,” said Fire Chief Dave Eisinger. “Half of all home fire deaths result from fires reported 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep. A fully functioning smoke alarm in every bedroom is important to help save lives.”