5 Ways To Promote Fire Prevention Week
Oct 4, 2019
Fire Prevention Week takes place October 6-12, and it became a national celebration in 1925, making it the country’s longest-running public health observance.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, people only have one or two minutes after a smoke alarm goes off to get out during the average home fire. That being said, this week is the perfect time for individuals, organizations and businesses to spread the word about how to stay safe in a fire and why prevention is vital at all times.
The following steps are some smart ones to take, in order to promote Fire Prevention Week:
ONE: Plan & Practice An Escape Route
This year’s theme for the week is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”. Planning and going over how to get out in case of a fire is important for people of all ages to do at home and at work. Even while out and about, such as in a restaurant or while running errands, a person should be aware of where emergency exits are.
TWO: Test Smoke Detectors, Alarms & Fire Extinguishers
Along the same lines, smoke detectors, alarm systems and fire extinguishers need to be tested regularly, and everyone should know where these are located.
THREE: Check & Maintain Appliances, Cords & Other Areas
The top causes of fire include cooking, heating, electrical, smoking and candles. Therefore, there are other areas that need to be inspected and maintained, as well as other steps that need to be taken; when it comes to fire prevention, remember to turn off appliances after cooking, use surge protectors, blow out candles and so on.
FOUR: Share Educational Information
Information like what to do if there is a fire or how fires can start is information that must be shared with one and all. Use this week to talk to family members and employees about guidelines, stats, plans and other useful details.
FIVE: Give Away Promotional Products