By Paul Schmitt
The city of Algoma is taking the importance of fire prevention to a new level this year. City Administrator Jeff Wiswell says the fire department is working with schools and young people to better educate the public. He says Mayor Wayne Schmidt, who is a career volunteer firefighter, proclaimed next week as Fire Prevention Week. This area, including Algoma, have seen a lower percentage of fires compared to the national numbers, according to Wiswell.
Wiswell adds that coming up with a fire escape plan at your home or business and practicing it is an important exercise. October is National Fire Prevention Month.