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Fire Prevention Week

October 7 - 13

Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware.
Fire can happen anywhere™

[Look. Listen. Learn.]The latest statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that if you have a reported fire in your home, you are more likely to die today than you were a few decades ago.

Through three simple calls-to-action, you can reduce your risk to fire and be prepared in the event of one:

  • Look for places fire can start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
  • Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
  • Learn two ways out of each room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

Although fires can occur anywhere, four out of five U.S. fire deaths occur at home each year. Share this information with your family and friends, so they will know what to do in the event of a fire. For more information, visit www.FirePreventionWeek.org.