October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week, which is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) each year.
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Since 1922, the second week of October has been designated as Fire Prevention Week (FPW). The campaign is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), who also sets the FPW theme each year.
This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”. It was inspired by the alarming results of a survey conducted by the NFPA which showed that about 75 percent of Americans have created a home fire escape plan, but less than half of them have ever practiced their plans. NFPA recommends you map out detailed escape routes, as well as practice them with your family at least twice a year.
During FPW, there are many ways to spread fire safety awareness. On NFPA’s website, you can find a variety of materials to teach fire safety to students, the elderly, and others in your community. It also shares simple steps to promote FPW through social media and other outlets.
Fire Prevention Week is the perfect time to discuss fire safety with your family. Follow these guidelines for creating a home fire escape plan:
As it gets colder across the country, it’s also important to be aware of heating fire safety. Check out our home heating safety tips. For professional smoke remediation or fire damage repair, contact your local PuroClean office.