SAFD cartoon aims to educate on importance of smoke alarms

The cartoons tackle subjects around fire safety

The San Antonio Fire Department is utilizing a recurring cartoon to educate the public on fire safety. (SAFD)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Fire Department is returning to cartoons to help educate children and their families on the importance of fire safety.

The newest cartoon comes a day after Fire Chief Charles Hood held a news conference regarding a deadly house fire over the weekend.

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Hood stressed the importance of having working smoke alarms.

The newest cartoon depicts firefighters changing the batteries in a family’s smoke detector, further stressing the importance of working smoke alarms.

Alongside the cartoon is a helpful website concerning fire safety.

The website is equipped with fire safety resources for various community needs.

Under the public services tab is a place for the public to enter their information for a free safety check and smoke alarm evaluation.

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