Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week Quick Facts

2022 DateOctober 9, 2022
Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week History

Fire Prevention Week seeks to spread awareness about fire safety. This week aims to educate children and adults about the dangers of fire and how they can stay safe in the event of one. It encourages watching fire safety videos to better learn how to spot fire hazards around the home.

Fire Prevention Week was first recognized in 1923 by Governor-General Julian Bying. It is observed annually during the week leading up to the 9th in October.

Fire Prevention Week Facts

  • The theme for Fire Prevention Week in 2021 was Learn the Sound of Fire Safety.
  • According to the National Fire Protection Association, leaving food cooking in the kitchen unattended is the number 1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
  • Redcross.org recommends several tips for fire safety:
    1) Install smoke alarms on all levels of your home. Also install them inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
    2) Test smoke alarms every month and replace them if they're not working.
    3) Talk with family members about a fire escape plan. Practice it twice a year.
    4) If a fire does occur, Get out, Stay out, and Call for help. Never go back inside a burning building.

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