If you happen to catch a Dartmouth fire truck serving double duty as a pizza delivery vehicle, we have a perfectly logical explanation.  No, it has nothing to do with budget issues or firefighters trying to earn some extra cash while they're on the job.

It's all part of fire prevention week which kicks off Sunday, Oct. 9, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 15.

The best part of this is, it could end up with you and your family getting some free stuff.

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Here's How It Works

On Thursday, Oct. 13, noon to 2 p.m., anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza from the Rockdale Avenue New Bedford location may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard a Dartmouth fire engine.

If the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is absolutely free. What if the smoke alarms aren't working?  In that case, the firefighters will install fully functioning smoke alarms or replace the dead batteries with fresh ones.

Why a Fire Escape Plan is Important

The theme of this year's fire prevention week is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape."

It's a conversation that many families have never had. What happens if a fire breaks out at home? What would you do? Where would you go to meet up? How would you get there? Knowing the answers to these questions and having that conversation ahead of time could save the lives of your family members.

How Prepared is Your Family?

“In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds,” Lt. Erick Turcotte of Dartmouth Fire District 1 said.

“Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. These steps can make all of the difference and we hope to raise awareness about them through our partnership with Domino’s.”

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