GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) Three fire departments in the east have a reason to celebrate today after winning a national video contest that brings awareness to the importance of fire safety at home.
Greenville Fire/Rescue, the Rocky Mount Fire Department, and Wilson Fire/Rescue Services came together to create the “Close B4 You Doze” music video.
The video talks about the importance of keeping bedroom doors shut when you sleep at night to protect you from fires while you sleep.
The video also emphasizes creating a family emergency plan, and how to exit a home safely in the event of a fire.
The three departments are splitting the $25,000 prize.
The contest was organized by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute.
“We have fire drills in school, why can’t we have fire drills at home?” said Blaise Harris, Fire Life Safety Educator at Rocky Mount Fire Department.
“Us winning this and getting the top spot helps us get that message out a whole lot more. A lot of people don’t realize what we’re doing is having an impact on people’s lives,” said Harris.