Fire Prevention Week Starts October 5

We are less than a month away from the start of Fire Prevention Week. Use the week of October 5-11 to spread important fire prevention and safety messages in your community, educate community members about your fire department and Fire Corps team, and re-invigorate your department’s fire prevention program.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week Theme is “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month.” There are many resources you can utilize to educate your community on the importance of working smoke alarms:

  • Fire Prevention Week 2014: Find materials and resources to help promote the theme “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives” and educate the public on important smoke alarm and fire safety information.
  • Smoke Alarms: This section of the NFPA web sites includes statistics, resource guides, videos, smoke alarm installation instructions, and more to help fire departments, educators, and community members reduce fire deaths and injuries.
  • Install. Inspect. Protect.: This campaign from the U.S. Fire Administration urges residents to install smoke alarms in their home and inspect and maintain them on a regular basis.
  • Fire Corps: Fire Corps teams provide non-operational support to fire and EMS departments, including fire prevention and life safety education in the community. Resources available on the web site include “Fire Corps Guide to Fire and Life Safety Education,” fire prevention and safety tips sheets, tools to help implement a smoke alarm installation and home safety check program in your community, and much more.
  • NVFC Virtual Classroom: Courses in this online learning center include “FC-303: Fire Corps in Public Education” and “FC-304: Conducting Home Safety Checks.”

You can also test your knowledge about smoke alarm safety through the 2014 Fire Prevention Week Quiz.