Council Corner With Dr. Ladel Lewis

October is National Fire Safety Month.

According to the National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA), Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage.

This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.

It’s imperative that we avoid future incidents of this magnitude by becoming proactive rather than reactive.

As a volunteer for the American Red Cross, I am doing all things necessary to create a fire savvy community.

This includes erecting a Fire Safety Initiative that collaborates with The City of Flint and faith based organizations to show Flint residents how to create an effective fire safety plan, how to properly use a fire extinguisher by using a simulator, demonstrate hands only CPR, and provide residents with free smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.

As a responsible citizen, it is paramount that we “do our part” and assist our firefighter heroes that risk their lives daily to ensure or safety.

Please reach out to Councilperson Lewis at (810) 407-2877 or at if you would like to learn more about this free training available to all community groups, or if you are interested in having free smoke & carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home.

Safety First,
Councilperson Lewis
2nd Ward

Flint City Council Members

They are your Representatives, let them know what YOU think!

1st Ward City Council
Eric Mays
Office: 810-766-7418, Ext 3160
Cell: 810-922-4860

2nd Ward City Council
Ladel Lewis
Office: 810-766-7418, Ext. 3162

3rd Ward City Council
Quincy Murphy
Office: 810-766-7418, Ext. 3161

4th Ward City Council
Judy Priestley
Office: 810-766-7418, Ext. 3164

5th Ward City Council
Jerri Winfrey-Carter
Office: 810-766-7418, Ext.3167
Cell: 810-397-3621

6th Ward City Council
Tonya Burns
Office: 810-766-7418, Ext.3165

7th Ward City Council
Candice Mushatt
Office: 810-766-7418, Ext.3163

8th Ward City Council
Dennis Pfeiffer

9th Ward City Council
Eva Worthing
Office: 810-766-7418, Ext.3158
Cell: 810-210-8347

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