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WHY HAVE A WEEK DEDICATED TO FIRE PREVENTION?

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Titusville's Fire Chief, Michael Woodward, asks you this question, "Why do we have a week dedicated to fire prevention?"  His answer--because the United States continues to lag behind developed countries in preventing fire dollar loss, fire injuries and fire deaths.  Fire Prevention Week is dedicated to teaching children fire safety tactics and reminding adults that all of us are vulnerable when fires threaten.  Please take proactive measures today: install smoke alarms and retrofit your house with fire sprinklers, develop and practice a family escape plan, be aware of fire safety hazards when cooking, grilling, heating your home and smoking--be safe!


About Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.  Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls.

Home fires
  Smoke alarms
 

Escape planning

All fire safety information courtesy of National Fire Protection Association.  For further information regarding fire safety, contact www.nfpa.org or Titusville Life Safety Specialist Heather Gilmore, heather.gilmore@titusville.com  321-567-3804.




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