For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Gil Dong, Deputy Fire Chief, (510) 867-1555


Berkeley, California (Tuesday, October 09, 2012) - Fire Prevention week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 and promote fire awareness. This year's theme "Have Two Ways Out" is a reminder to the Berkeley community to have an escape plan and determine two ways out of the building in case of fire.

Most fires or injuries can be prevented by following a few simple suggestions.

For more information, please stop by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center at 2180 Milvia Street and view the static display or contact the Berkeley Fire Department at 510-981-3473 or at