National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week
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
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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.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Safety for KIDS:
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
- Family's Cooking Safety Checklist (Spanish)
- Home Escape Plan Map Grid
- Cooking Safety: 10-Minute Lesson
- Kids In the Kitchen Safety Guidelines
- Sparky's Cooking Recipes
- Teen Cooking Lesson
Resources for Educators: https://sparkyschoolhouse.org
Discover and find safety education content by grade level Preschool through Grade 5.
- Let's Have Fun with Fire Safety Activity Workbook
- Fire Prevention Week Safety Plan
- Stay Away from Hot Things
- Coloring Pages: Kids (Spanish) / Adults
Resources for 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
Home Fire Safety - Escape Planning, Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Alarms, and more