Sunday begins the 2015 observance of National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Hear the Beep where you Sleep“. While we should practice fire safety all year long, we are all encouraged to take time next week and make sure we are taking steps to ensure our families’ safety at all times.
October typically marks the beginning of increased home fires and fire deaths. October sees the arrival of cooler weather and the usage of furnaces, fireplaces, and space heaters.
Local fire departments remind us all to make sure we have our heating sources checked by professionals and to make sure they are working properly. On ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…take the time!
As well, they remind us that every home should have a working smoke detector in every sleeping location and on every floor. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. In 2014 U.S. fire departments responded to 1,298,000 fires that resulted in 3,275 civilian deaths, resulting in over $7 billion in damages.
Share this information with others…because you never what to say “I wish I would have.”
Hear the Beep where you Sleep.