MONROE -- To cap off Fire Prevention Week and help keep folks safe from fire, both residents and firefighters alike took to the streets early Saturday morning for a 5K run.
The 6th Annual Monroe Fire Department Fire Safety 5K Run and Walk kicked off bright and early at Forsythe Park.
Dozens pounded the pavement in the culminating event for Fire Prevention Week and firefighters said they were keeping up their fire prevention teachings at the run.
"Our goal this year is to have zero fire prevention deaths, we don't want anyone to die in a fire," Monroe FD District Chief, David Anthony, said. "We have free smoke detectors that we give out and I urge everyone to get one. We'll put it in for free. There's no cost for the detector."
The theme of this year's Fire Prevention Week was "Prevent Kitchen Fires."
Even at the 5K run, firefighters still gave out smoke detectors to anyone needing them.
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