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The Philomath Fire & Rescue and Strengthening Rural Families Open House and Health Fair attracted about 400 people Saturday afternoon, Capt. Richard Saalsaa reported.

Although those attendance numbers were down slightly from last year, Saalsaa said the weather turned out to be perfect for those who chose to take in the various presentations from the 21 organizations, agencies and public safety partners on hand.

The event featured just about any topic related to health and safety, and emergency response.

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Fire Prevention Week runs Oct. 6-12 and features a promotional campaign “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape.”

Philomath Fire & Rescue, local State Farm agent Severn Thomas and the National Fire Protection Association combined their efforts to educate all about small but important actionsk people can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

— Philomath Express

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