Since 1922, the second week of October has been designated as Fire Prevention Week (FPW). The campaign is sponsored by
October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week, which is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) each year. This year’s theme, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere”, aims to help you learn how to prevent fires by taking three main steps:
Fire safety is important for everyone, regardless of age, race, and socioeconomic status. Fire safety isn’t just for young children – people of all ages are also vulnerable. In fact, the risk of a non-fatal fire injury is highest for those between 20 and 49. This is why every member of a community should take some time during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they are well prepared to prevent fires and escape safely from one.
Learn more about Fire Prevention Week, as well as practical fire safety tips and resources to spread awareness on fire safety on NFPA’s website.