Corpus Christi Fire Department Reminds Residents to Practice Fire Safety

Media Advisory

When: October 12 at 3:30 p.m.

What: Home Fire Safety and Smoke Alarm Education

Where: Corpus Christi Fire Department

             2406 Leopard Street Suite 300, 78408

Who:   Chief Brandon Wade, Corpus Christi Fire Department

             Richard Johnson, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Insurance Council of Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi Fire Department (CCFD) reminds residents that National Fire Prevention Week is October 9 through October 15. This year’s theme, “Cooking safety starts with YOU, pay attention to fire prevention”, coincides with a donation of smoke alarms to the CCFD from the Insurance Council of Texas through a grant from State Farm.

“We can never stress cooking safety enough as so many injuries and incidents occur around the kitchen.  However, we know accidents do happen, and when they happen, we want to ensure every home has a working smoke detector,” Fire Chief Brandon Wade said.

To ensure fire safety in the home and while cooking, residents are reminded to:

  • Test smoke alarms once a month
  • Install new batteries in smoke alarms once a year
  • Replace smoke alarms every ten years
  • Ensure all smoke alarms are installed high on a wall or ceiling
  • Smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement

For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and cooking safety, visit

For fire safety fun for kids, visit

For more information, media representatives can contact Public Information Officer Brianna Sandoval at 361-826-1655 or email at