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It’s Fire Prevention Week

It’s Fire Prevention Week

October 5-11, 2014 is Fire Prevention Week and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) picked a great theme for this year’s safety focus:

“Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

“Nearly 3,000 people continue to die in fires each year, with most of those deaths occurring in homes,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “The vast majority of home fire deaths are preventable, and working smoke alarms play a big role in helping reduce those numbers.”

NFPA recommends:

These inexpensive, easy-to-install devices go a long way towards saving lives and property from house fires. Again according to the NFPA:

Sometime this week (and once a month thereafter), take a moment and check out those smoke alarms in your home to ensure they are in proper working order. And be sure to establish an escape plan for everyone in your home to follow in case of a fire. These two simple steps can make all the difference.

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