Learn how to prevent fires during Fire Prevention Week
The 2019 National Fire Prevention Week is being held Oct. 6-12.
This year's campaign is "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere." According to the National Fire Protection Association, the campaign is working to educate people about three ways they can reduce the likelihood of having a fire, and how to escape safely if they have one.
Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
Fire Prevention week was proclaimed in 1925, by President Calvin Coolidge, making it the longest-running public health observance in the United States.