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Dubuque Fire Department helps spark conversation about fire safety

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

As a part of Fire Prevention Month in Dubuque, the Dubuque Fire Department held an open house at all 6 of the department's locations. During the open house, the public was invited to get a closer look at the department's fire trucks, engines, ambulances and more. Many were also given tours of the equipment and fire stations by firefighters. The Dubuque Fire Department hopes this event will help teach children and adults more about fire safety. Dan Brown is Dubuque's Fire Chief.

"We are hoping that this generates conversation when they go home and with their parents. We hope they sit down and talk about some of the things that we need to do to be safe in our homes. Fire Prevention Month is that reminder," Brown said.

Brown also says he hopes the open house allows people to develop a stronger relationship with their fire department.

"We want them to know us," he said. "When we come in their neighborhood, they see all the big equipment, all the noise, and all the noise that we make, we want them to realize that these guys are moms and dads too. They have children and they are regular folks that they can come up to and get help."

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