FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maryalicia Johnson 407-246-3629 or cell 407-468-3379
WHO: ORLANDO MAYOR BUDDY DYER
ORLANDO FIRE DEPARTMENT
WHAT: CHRISTMAS TREE FIRE DEMONSTRATION
AND HOLIDAY PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT
WHEN: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2003
WHERE: FIRE STATION #1
439 S. MAGNOLIA AVE.
MAYOR TO SET TREE ON FIRE DURING HOLIDAY SAFETY DEMONSTRATION
ORLANDO, FL (December 4, 2003) -- Mayor Buddy Dyer Friday will join
firefighters at Orlando Fire Department Fire Station #1 in setting a
tree on fire to demonstrate the dangers of a dry Christmas tree.
Mayor Dyer wants to alert citizens to the fire dangers during the
holiday season and provide for them holiday safety precautions to
stop tragic house fires in the City. Last year, the Orlando Fire
Department responded to 399 house fires, and it reports that the
holiday season is the most dangerous time due to Christmas
decorations and home heating elements.
After the demonstration, Mayor Dyer will provide holiday safety