RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Fire Department has prepared a full lineup of safety events for this year’s Fire Prevention Week, a decades-old initiative established by the National Fire Protection Associate in 1922 to educate people on how to stay safe in the event of a fire.

The goal of this year’s theme, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” is to raise awareness of the fire risks at home and teach residents how to put together a fire bag in case of an emergency.

Richmond firefighters will be posted out front at several community businesses across the city from 10 a.m. to noon starting on Oct. 9 through to Oct. 15.

The Richmond Fire Department has released the following schedule for those interested in participating in the Fire Prevention Week events:

  • Sunday, Oct. 9 – Walmart (2410 Sheila Lane)
  • Monday, Oct. 10 – Kroger (901 North Lombardy Street)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 – The Market at 25th (1330 North 25th Street)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 – TBA
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 – Publix Super Market at Carytown Exchange (3535 Ellwood Avenue)
  • Friday, Oct. 14 – Trader Joe’s (3000 Stony Point Road)
  • Saturday, Oct. 15 – Big Apple Supermarket (2916 Richmond Highway)