ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- In a fire, every second counts. It's important for you and your family know what to do in the event of an emergency.

As part of Fire Prevention Week, the West Elmira Fire Department is hosting an open house to help keep you safe.

Fire crews will be on hand teaching about fire safety, with live burn demonstration and extinguisher training.

The open house is happening Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the department on West Water Street.