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Fire Prevention Week

October 8-14 is fire prevention week! As architects, our primary job is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and we take fire prevention very seriously. We regularly attend seminars to stay informed of the latest building and fire codes. In honor of fire prevention week, here are some of the local fire houses we’ve worked on throughout the years:


Lyons Fire Company

In 2013 the Lyons Fire Company celebrated its 100 year anniversary! The Lyons Fire Company has been serving Lyons Borough, Rockland Township and Maxatawny Township since 1912. Watkins Architect provided the planning and design for the addition and renovation of the existing fire station.


Temple Fire Company

We provided full services in a design build format for the new construction of this station’s two-story facility, which is designed to be compatible with the adjacent social hall building.

Both Berks County fire departments provide numerous fire prevention and protection tasks and education. If you have any questions or interest in fire prevention, please contact your local fire department or contact either Lyons or Temple Fire Company!


NFPA: Fire Prevention Week

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a nonprofit dedicated to the reduction of fires and other hazards of life through research, codes and standards, training and education. The authority on fire, electrical and building safety plays a large role in our careers as architects.

Back in March John attended a series of seminar sessions the NFPA offered in Baltimore, resulting in the Life Safety for Hospitals certification. This week is the NFPA’s fire prevention week; commemorating the infamous 1871 Great Chicago Fire and Peshtigo Fire. The theme this year is “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Be sure to keep you and your family safe by testing all alarms within your home monthly.


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