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