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Plan Now to Observe Fire Prevention Week October 7-13

Wednesday September 5th, 2018
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere,” reinforces three essential steps to prevent the likelihood of fires and escape if the worst should occur.
Fire Prevention Week, an annual observance promoted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is October 7-13. The NFPA explains the three steps everyone should know for fire safety:
• LOOK for places where fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
• LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should meet.
• LEARN two ways out of every room and make sure all outside doors and windows open easily and are free of clutter.
As in previous years, the association has developed free Fire Prevention Week materials, available at The site features downloadable documents, including children’s activities, fact sheets, and more. Public service announcements, communication tips, and a step-by-step media primer for fire departments are also available on the website.
The National Fire Protection Association has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1922 and helps fire departments promote their public education efforts. 
For more information about Fire Prevention Week, call the National Fire Protection Association at (617) 770-3000 or go to