National Fire Prevention Week 2011 - Oct. 9th - 16th

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Fire Prevention Week is next week, October 9th - 16th, 2011. During this week everyone is asked to pay attention to fire & fire related safety issues in and around their lives. With the change of seasons upon us and the home heating season starting it's especially important for all to check the batteries in their smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and to also check their fire extinguishers. Other items to remain aware of is to make sure exits are clear of debris and working properly. Make sure to check on elderly and infirm friends and relatives as well. Your local fire department is also a great resource for information and inspection to make sure you and your living situation is in compliance and safe. They'd rather come out to assist you with making sure your home is safe rather than responding to a fire.

Also families with children should make sure to develop an emergency plan so children will know and understand what to do if there is an emergency. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) has a great site with resources on how to discuss and deal with childrens questions and concerns. Their link is Fire Prevention Week .

Here's to another year of safety & awareness for all
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