June is Home Safety Month

Sunday, 03 June 2007

According to the Home Safety Council (HSC), fire and/or burns are the third leading cause of unintentional home injury in the U.S. June marks Home Safety Month and what better time for Fire Corps teams to take a hands-on approach, reach out to the public, and work to reduce that unfortunate statistic.

The goal of Home Safety Month is to encourage the public to take simple steps to prevent injury inside and outside the home. Fire Corps members can help their community do this through a variety of activities, such as installing and testing smoke alarms in the community or utilizing the All-Ways Fire Safe at Home module to teach fire prevention in schools or senior centers. The fire safety module can be ordered free of charge by contacting Fire Corps at 1-888-FC-INFO1 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fire Corps teams can find additional resources to encourage home safety in their communities by visiting the HSC web site at www.homesafetycouncil.org. These materials help families nationwide learn how to be "hands-on" with proper safety practices by offering simple steps to create a safer home environment from leading hazards such as falls, fires and burns, and poisonings.

HSC is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing home-related injuries that result in nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits on average each year. Through national programs, partnerships and the support of volunteers, HSC educates people of all ages about home safety. HSC provides educational resources for teachers, policy makers, corporations, and fire and life safety experts to help educate and empower families to take actions that will increase the safety of their homes.

For more information about Home Safety Month or the Home Safety Council, visit www.homesafetycouncil.org. To learn more about Fire Corps, visit www.firecorps.org.

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