Start Planning for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10. This year’s campaign, “Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned,” focuses on the importance of fire safety and fire safety education and ways to prevent fires and the deaths, injuries, and property loss they cause. Start planning now for your Fire Corps team’s Fire Prevention Week activities.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 84 percent of all fire deaths in 2007 were attributed to a home fire. By providing valuable information and safety tips, the Fire Prevention Week campaign aims to help the public protect themselves and their homes from fire and burns.

Visit the Fire Corps Fire Prevention Week Resource Center for resources and tips you can use to educate your community. Each day during Fire Prevention Week, Fire Corps will be providing tips on an important fire prevention and safety topic. Distribute these in your community or use them as part of your own Fire Prevention Week campaign. Topics include:

  • Preventing and Treating Burns

  • Kitchen Safety

  • Child Safety

  • Burn Hazards Around the Home

  • Resources for your Fire Corps Program

For more information about the Fire Prevention Week 2009, including planning materials, safety tips, statistical information, and other resources that can be used by fire departments, Fire Corps teams, and teachers, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.

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