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Fire Prevention Week 2010

Smoke Alarms A Sound You Can Live with October 3-9 2010

This year’s campaign is designed to educate people about the importance of smoke alarms and encourages everyone to take the steps necessary to update and maintain their home smoke alarm protection.  As many of us know Fire Prevention week was started after many large fires which devastated the United States such as the Great Chicago Fire or the Great Thumb Forest Fire.

Fire Prevention Week is a great way for the fire prevention community to bring a heightened awareness to the public we serve.  Many of you had open houses which showcase the department’s fire prevention efforts or have participated with corporate partners at Lowes or Home Depot.

In fact it is not too late for your department to get some quick resources out to your local media by using these sample releases provided by our friends at the NFPA!

Many times it’s simple steps such as a quick talk to a group of citizens or a follow up with a friend on making sure your smoke alarms work.  I can recall a conversation with family on how important it is to me that they have working smoke alarms and they went home and checked the alarm.

So what is your department or community doing to bring a highlight to FPW?

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  • Robert M. Roth November 22, 2010, 2:03 pm

    Well what started out as a 20×40 foot spot at the Auburn, CA Home Show turned out to be 10,000 square feet of fire prevention. We had over 20,000 people come and visit. We had drawings for smoke/carbon monoxide detectors every 45 minutes, Fire extinguisher drawings every 2 hours with extinguisher demonstrations on a live fire pan where we had over 3,000 people watch, two Vehicle extrication demonstrations.

    It was a fun time for all can’t wait for next year

    Bob Roth
    Event Coordinator

    • Michael O'Brian November 22, 2010, 9:23 pm

      Robert, that is truly fantastic and a great avenue to have a discussion on fire prevention. Keep up the great work!

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