CHEYENNE – Cheyenne Fire Rescue is participating in Community Risk Reduction Week, which takes place from Jan. 20-26.

The week uses the “Five E’s” – education, engineering, enforcement, economic incentive and emergency response. For them, engineering is the use of smoke alarms to make the community safer, CFR said in a news release.

“The goal of Community Risk Reduction is to build healthy, safe and resilient communities. The opportunity to reduce the occurrence and impact of emergency events for members of the community and emergency responders is paramount,” CFR Prevention Chief Byron Mathews said in the release.

Most fire deaths occur in homes that don’t have working smoke alarms. CFR still responds to homes that don’t have smoke alarms, or have smoke alarms that don’t work.

“The goal behind CRR Week for Cheyenne Fire Rescue is to make sure residents know the importance of everyone’s role in making the community safer,” Mathews said.

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