This week, October 8th through the 14th, is Fire Prevention Week.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention™”, which works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe when cooking.
Fire Prevention Week is the longest-running public health observance in the United States, observed every year during the week of October 9th. The National Fire Prevention Association has has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week since 1922, and Fire Prevention Week was proclaimed as a national observance in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge. – National Fire Prevention Association
CLICK HERE to visit the National Fire Prevention Association website for educational resources to educate yourself and the community about safe cooking.
For more information about the National Fire Prevention Association, CLICK HERE to visit their website.
The Springfield Fire Department is currently offering a free smoke alarm program for citizens who need help paying for a smoke alarm and/or battery. Smoke alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing are also available.
For more information on City of Springfield Fire Department, CLICK HERE to visit their website.