Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 9th-15th. The City of Southlake’s Department of Public Safety wants to remind homeowners to practice fire safety to protect their loved ones and property. A little planning now could protect your home from a devastating fire and more importantly save lives.

Each year, thousands of people are injured or die in house fires across the nation. Nearly all of them could have been prevented by taking a few simple precautions. This year’s National Fire Prevention campaign is focusing on preventing the leading causes of fires in the home including: cooking, heating and electrical equipment as well as candles and smoking materials.

It’s also important to have an escape plan to get out of your home and a designated meeting place outside. Practicing or holding a fire drill is a good way to make sure everyone is familiar with the plan. “Our number one priority as firefighters is to protect our citizens and save lives, but residents can also help by providing the best protection they can for their families and loved ones,” said Fire Chief Mike Starr.

You can start by following the safety tips listed below to protect your home and family from fire.  For more information click safety.

 

SAFETY TIPS

  • Do not leave grills, cook tops or lit candles unattended
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords
  • Test your smoke alarms and batteries often
  • Make an escape plan and make sure everyone in your family knows what to do 

The Southlake Fire Department will also be visiting area schools this week to talk to kids about fire safety. On Wednesday, October 12th we will be at Learning Express, located at 1275 E. Southlake Blvd. from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m