On Saturday, December 17, we Artists of the Bay Area (WABA) hosted our first Fire Extinguisher giveaway. During which, we gave out 100 fire extinguishers and 125 smoke alarms and helped train people in proper extinguisher use. The people who turned out represented a wide variety of Oakland communities—we were really pleased to see everyone who showed up.
Thanks to the Oakland Fire Department’s Station 3, who showed up to support our efforts, and to Dave X, who provided a demo to train people how to use the extinguishers. We also are grateful to Bay City Pyrotectors for the Extinguisher donation, the Oakland City Mayors office for the Smoke Alarms and artist and activist HL Nelly for organizing this!
If you are a member of a Creative Space and are still in need fire safety equipment, please fill out our online Fire Safety Equipment Request form. We will do our best to fulfill as many of the creative community’s fire safety needs as we can.
Due to this event’s success , we hope to host another some time in the near future. Stay tuned!
Check out more pictures from the day on Flickr.