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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week
2020 Campaign

This year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™” aims at educating everyone about the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves, and those around them, safe in and around the kitchen. For more information, visit: www.fpw.org

Did you know?

Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. 
Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. 
 

 

Importance of Safety & Prevention

In a fire, seconds can mean the difference between being able to safely escape a home fire and a tragedy. Fire safety education is important for all ages, including children, teenagers, adults. The elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

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Safety Games & Activities for Young Children  SparkyFunHouse

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Safety for KIDS:
http://www.sparky.org/

Visit Sparky’s Fun House webpage to find safety videos, games & apps, activities, and more. 

 


Teach Fire Safety. SAVE Lives.

Resources for Parents/Guardians: http://www.sparky.org/parents

Resources for Educators: https://sparkyschoolhouse.org

Discover and find safety education content by grade level Preschool through Grade 5.

Resources for Older Adults: 
https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Specific-groups-at-risk/Older-adults


History of NFPA's National Fire Prevention Week

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. 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.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.

   


 

Additional Safety Information, Resources & Information

Fire Prevention Happens All Year Long  (Spanish)

Home Fire Safety - Escape Planning, Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Alarms, and more

Home Safety Checklist - Keeping Kids Safe Room by Room (SafeKids)

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