It’s Fire Prevention Week: Prevent Kitchen Fires

It’s Fire Prevention Week, and fire departments and other organizations nationwide are using this time to educate and involve their communities in preventing home fires and protecting their families with life-saving tools and planning. This year’s theme, Prevent Kitchen Fires, reminds us that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home.  
Fire Prevention Week is a great time to refocus your department’s fire prevention outreach. In addition, there are many tools and resources available to help keep your community safer from fire throughout the year. Find resources for your programming and outreach from organizations and web sites including the following:
  • National Fire Protection Association: The NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week web site includes fire prevention tips, sample press releases and proclamations, fundraising information and Sparky’s Wish List, campaign implementation how-to guides, media materials, education materials, and more.
  • Fire Corps: Tools include the All-Ways Fire Safe at Home fire and life safety public education module, the Home Safety Checklist, the First Alert Smoke Alarm Donation Program, fire prevention tips and resources, Getting Started with Firewise toolkit, and much more.
  • United States Fire Administration: The USFA has a myriad of resources and programs to help departments spread fire prevention messages, including the Install. Inspect. Protect. smoke alarm campaign, the Smoking and Home Fires campaign, Fire Safety for Children, and more.
  • Sponsored by First Alert, this web site provides parents, teachers, and public educators with free interactive fire safety learning tools geared towards children from kindergarten through sixth grade.