Fire Prevention Week Is This Week

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is this week, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone to take two simple steps – practice fire drills at home and test smoke alarms monthly – to stay safe from the nation’s most frequent and deadliest disaster.  Throughout this week, the Jackson Fire Department will be visiting daycares and schools across the city to provide fire safety talks to the youth and show the importance of fire safety.  They advise that if you have young ones at home, please share this information with them.  All week, the Jackson Fire Department will be posting safety info and tips on their Facebook page on how you can be prepared for an emergency.  This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one:

LOOK

Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

LISTEN

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

Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

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Following these steps can help you stay safe from the nation’s most frequent and deadliest disaster.  For more information about the American Red Cross, contact Stephen Walsh, Communications Director, at (916) 208-4058 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  For more information about the Jackson Fire Department and there Fire Prevention Week agenda, visit their Facebook Page online!

Written by KVGC Staff

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