On October 4 we begin to recognize Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. In fact, the president of the United States has signed a proclamation declaring a national observance since 1925, and fire prevention awareness has been observed since 1922 in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
The key message of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4–10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Other important home safety and fire prevention tips include:
· Every home should have a working Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector.
· Service chimneys before using your fireplace each season.
· Clean dryer vents so there is no buildup of lint.
· Never leave burning candles unattended.
Nation Fire Protection Association: