National Fire Prevention Month Starts Today!

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Home Inspector with US Inspect

National Fire Prevention Week and Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month! I will be recognizing this important national event all month long on my blog. Stay-tuned for fire safety tips, pictures of common fire hazards, chimney and fire safety posts and more.

According to the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), most Americans underestimate their risk for fire, and many either lack emergency response plans – or fail to practice them with fire drills. I hope that through spreading awareness, we can change that and keep our readers and their families safe! I hope everyone will be encouraged to take the steps to update and maintain their homes and follow all the great fire prevention advice that will be posted here throughout the month. Over the next 31 days, I look forward to providing a jam-packed month of life-saving information for all.

About National Fire Prevention Month. In addition to Fire Prevention Month, school age children will usually learn about fire safety during Oct 3-9, which is Fire Prevention Week this year. The week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which took place on October 9, 1871. The theme for 2010 Fire Prevention Week is, "Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With."

As my first resource for the month: Check out some fire safety information for kids by clicking the banner below. Also you might like this fire safety coloring book.

 

FireSafety.gov for Kids

Posted By: Chrissy Doremus, U.S. Inspect Blog

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Rainmaker
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
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Every home should have fire, smoke and gas alarms, & fire extinguishers.....best investment for one's family..no excuse! Sometimes accidents happen, BE AWARE & BE SAFE. thanks for the blog Chrissy

Oct 01, 2010 10:25 AM #1
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Jay Lloyd
Cape Coral Florida - Cape Coral, FL
Allpro Home Inspection

Hi Chrissy, Great idea, maybe your blog will save a life or two. :) jay

Oct 01, 2010 11:49 AM #2
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Ellen Caruso
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Just those words bring back the memory of the STOP DROP AND ROLL lectures we got back in our school days.

Oct 01, 2010 12:28 PM #3
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