Fire Prevention Week 2015
Fire Prevention Week 2015, is October 4, 2015, through October 10, 2015. Did you know that Fire Prevention Week commemorates the 1871 Great Chicago Fire that killed more than 250 people? Although the legend of Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow starting the fire lives on, it has been debunked by historians.
Not being one to ruin a good story I am still going to blame the cow for the fire. You can read more by clicking on The ‘Moo’ Myth.
2014 Fire Quick Facts
- Departments responded to an estimated 1,298,000
- 3,275 civilian fatalities
- 15,775 civilian fire-related injuries
- 11.6 billion in direct property loss
- Home fires resulted in 84% of civilian deaths
- 8% of calls were false alarms
- 64% of calls were for aid services
Fire Safety and Prevention Resources
Synopsis: Free Safety Tip Sheets, some are customizable
Synopsis: A selection of tools to help teach fire and life safety
Synopsis: Important information for keeping people safe
Synopsis: Kids learn about fire safety in a fun interactive environment
Synopsis: Provides resources on fire, electrical and related hazards
Synopsis: Fire and Life Safety Codes
Synopsis: FEMA Fire Safety and Prevention Website
Remember the Fire Department responds to more than just fires, they also respond to medical emergencies, human-made and natural disasters, and all types of hazards.
If you haven’t done so already, sign up for mobile alerts to ensure you are notified in the event of an emergency in your area. Some communities and local new agencies provide emergency notification services, check your local news and public safety agencies to see if an alert service is available.
You can also download apps specifically designed to provide information, tips, and even training to help you prepare for an emergency. For more information on Emergency Preparedness Apps check out Valuable Apps That Could Save Your Life In An Emergency and the Emergency Preparedness and Response Tool Kit.
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