Harpersville FD educates residents

Hapersville Firefighter Ryan Powers, Fire Chief Jason Watson, McAlister’s representative Brian McClung and Firefighter Chris Kizziah. (Reporter photo/Christine Boatwright)

By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer

HARPERSVILLE – The Harpersville Fire Department held a public safety day Oct. 20 to teach residents how to property use fire extinguishers.

“We’re teaching them to PULL — Pull, aim, squeeze and sweep — It’s how to use an extinguisher,” said Chris Kizziah, firefighter and paramedic.

“With any kind of fire call, call 911 first and foremost,” Kizziah added. “With any fire larger than a small trash, evacuate.”

After learning to utilize an extinguisher, participants could demonstrate by practicing with an older extinguisher at the station.

“We want to make the community safer and more aware,” Kizziah said. “If they don’t have one in their home, they can get one here.”

The event also provided fire boots for participants to “fill the boot” for Jerry’s Kids, an organization fighting muscular dystrophy.

The event ran from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Harpersville Fire Department, which is located at 38891 Alabama 25.

McAlister’s Deli donated a sandwich spread for the event.