Fire Prevention WeekNFPA is running the Fire Prevention Week campaign October 4th – 10, 2009.

There are resources specifically for the fire service and teachers.

Adult facts to “Stay Fire Smart!” include:

Treat a burn right away. Put it in cool water for three to five minutes. Cover with a clean, dry cloth.
If the burn is bigger than your fist or if you have any questions, get medical help right away.
When you are simmering, boiling, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer to remind you.
If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible.
Have your chimneys cleaned and inspected before each heating season.
Give smokers deep, sturdy ashtrays.
Keep lamps, light fixtures, and light bulbs away from anything that can burn, such as lamp shades, bedding, curtains, and clothing.
With the economic downturn, it is important to keep a watchful eye on your neighborhood. Encourage your community to implement an anti-arson program.
Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. For the best protection, interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
For best protection use both photoelectric and ionization technology. You can use individual ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms or combination units that contain both technologies in the same unit.
If you are building or remodeling your home, consider a home fire sprinkler system.

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