National Fire Prevention Week
teaches fire safety for all ages

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Better fire protection and materials design – along with more education – have combined to save lives and reduce financial losses from fires. In fact, due to the increased knowledge of fire protection and prevention, the number of U.S. fires over the last 25 years has been reduced by half.

National Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, is a great opportunity for you and your children or grandchildren to have fun while learning important fire safety precautions.


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Correctly placed, working smoke alarms save lives

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This is the second of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month. Fifteen of every 16 homes have a smoke alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Association and United States Fire Administration. However, only three-quarters have a working smoke alarm. Many homes do not have sufficient numbers of alarms or do not have them located in the correct places.


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