OREGON:  National Fire Prevention Week

OREGON: National Fire Prevention Week

This week is National Fire Prevention Week. This week is observed each year the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
“During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.”
This year’s Fire Prevention Week Campaign is Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” This campaign is aimed at educating everyone about steps that can be taken to keep themselves safe in the event of a fire. Some of those steps are
• Plan your escape route
• Test your smoke alarms
• Choose an outside meeting, please
• Make a regular reminder and post the plan and numbers where they can be regularly seen
• Practice Home Fire Drill

For more information on National, Fire Prevention Week log on to https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week