October 8-14 Is National Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Prevention Week takes place from October 8th to October 14th.
It’s a special time when we want to ensure everyone understands how to stay safe from fires and stop them from happening. In this blog, we’ll talk about why this week matters and give you easy-to-follow tips for preventing fires.
Why National Fire Prevention Week Matters
People have observed Fire Prevention Week in the United States since 1922. It always falls on the week of October 9th, commemorating the Great Chicago Fire. This devastating fire occurred in 1871 and serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety.
National Fire Prevention Week aims to educate individuals and communities about fire safety and encourage them to take proactive steps to reduce the risk of fires. It’s an opportunity for everyone to learn how to protect their homes and loved ones.
Fire Prevention Tips
Have working smoke alarms on every floor. Test and replace batteries as needed
Create and practice a fire escape plan with your family. Identify two exits from every room and establish an outdoor meeting place.
Be cautious in the kitchen. Never leave cooking unattended, and keep flammable materials away from stovetops.
Inspect electrical cords and replace damaged ones. To keep your electrical outlets safe, avoid plugging in too many things at the same time, and ensure you use surge protectors.
Use space heaters cautiously, avoiding flammable materials. Ensure your fireplace and chimney are well-maintained.
Keep candles in sturdy holders, away from drafts, and extinguish them before leaving a room.
If you smoke, do so outside and use a sturdy, deep ashtray. Ensure cigarettes are fully extinguished.
Have fire extinguishers in your home and know how to use them.
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