Take Safety Home: Fire Prevention Week 2011
Fire Prevention Week 2011 starts October 9th and the theme this year is “Protect Your Family From Fire”. According to the NFPA this year’s theme focuses on how to protect your family from fire by planning ahead and integrating simple things into your everyday life.
Does your family know what to do in an emergency situation, such as a house fire? How about preventing a house fire? Does your family have a Home Fire Safety Plan?
If not, you can visit the NFPA website at http://www.firepreventionweek.org for information on the leading causes of home fires, how to protect your home and family with life-saving technologies, and the importance of home escape planning. The website also provides a downloadable Family Fire Safety Checklist and a Home Fire Escape Plan Grid to help you and your family develop a home fire escape plan. However it’s not enough to just develop your plan; it is important that your family practice your escape plan at least twice a year.
Remember that working smoke alarms, home fire sprinklers, a home fire escape plan and identifying potential hazards are all important parts of a home fire safety plan and will protect your family from a fire.
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