Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2011
STOCKTON, CA – The City of Stockton Fire Department teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during the October 9-15, 2011, to let our community know: “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!” This year’s campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes of home fires and urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning. [MORE]
“In 2009, 2,565 people died in home fires. Nearly all of these deaths could have been prevented by taking a few simple precautions like having working smoke alarms and a home fire escape plan,” says Chief David Rudat of the City of Stockton Fire Department. “By anticipating hazards, and with a little preparation, you are much less likely to be one of the nearly 13,000 people injured in home fires each year.”
Tips for protecting your home and family from fire:
“The best prevention is preparation,” continued Chief Rudat. “To keep your family and home safe, develop an escape plan and practice your plan regularly with your family. At the same time, test your smoke alarm to make sure it is working properly and replace the batteries, if it is not hard-wired.”
The following tips will help keep your family safe if there is a fire in your home:
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs, including educational, family-oriented activities and technologies that can protect families from fire, please contact the City of Stockton Fire Prevention Division at (209) 937-8271. More information about this nationwide program is available at www.firepreventionweek.org.
Information provided by the City of Stockton
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