The National Fire Prevention Association announced
that the theme for Fire Prevention Week 2010 will be "It's Fire
Prevention Week. Protect Your Family From Fire" Start planning your Fire
Prevention Week activities now.
Choose a meeting place
outside in front of your home. This is where everyone can
meet once they’ve escaped. Draw a picture of your outside
meeting place on your escape plan.
Write the emergency
telephone number for the fire department on your escape
Have a grown-up sound the
smoke alarm & practice the plan w/everyone living in your
Keep your escape plan on
the refrigerator and remind grown-ups to have your family
practice the plan twice a year or whenever anyone in your
home celebrates a birthday.
Smoke alarms and home fire
If there is a fire in your
home, there will be smoke.
A smoke alarm will let you
know there is a fire.
A smoke alarm makes a loud
noise – beep, beep, beep.
When the smoke alarm
sounds, get outside and stay outside.
Go to your family outside
When you go home today, be
a smoke alarm detective
Ask a grown-up to show you
where the smoke alarms are in your home.
Ask a grown-up to test the
smoke alarms to make sure they are working.
WHERE'S YOUR CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR?
DON'T HAVE ONE??
IT'S THE LAW!!
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE!!
Fire Prevention Week History
Week started to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in October of
1871. The Great Chicago Fire killed more than 250 people, left
100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned
more than 2,000 acres. United States
President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Prevention
week in 1925. President Coolidge noted that some 15,000 lives
were lost in the United States alone during the previous year.
"This waste results from the conditions which justify a sense of
shame and horror; for the greater part of it could and ought to be
prevented... It is highly desirable that every effort be made to
reform the conditions which have made possible so vast a destruction
of the national wealth".
-President Calvin Coolidge
Fire Protection Association continues today to make National Fire
Prevention Week a priority and counts on the participation of tens
of thousands of fire and safety personnel to reduce the risk of fire
and its toll on society. Fire Prevention week has historically
been observed beginning on the first Sunday in October and ending
the following Sunday.