Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”
Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, we are joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
“In a fire, seconds count,” said Kelly Clements, Fire Marshal. “Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.”
According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:
This week we will be promoting “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm” during visits to area schools. We will wrap up Fire Prevention Week during the Rotary/National Night Out/Fire Prevention Week event being held in Town Square on October 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We hope these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom.
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in please contact Fire Prevention Officer Renni Burt at 817-748-8349 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about smoke alarms and “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” visit NFPA’s Web site at www.firepreventionweek.org and www.sparky.org/fpw.