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Protect Your Family from Fire – Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13
Posted Date: 9/28/2012 7:15 AM

Protect Your Family from Fire – Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13

Carrollton Fire Rescue encourages residents to keep their homes safe during Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, and is teaming with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to let our community know that this year’s theme, “Have 2 Ways Out!”, focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.

“In 2009, 2,565 people died in home fires. Nearly all of these deaths could have been prevented by taking a few simple precautions such as having working smoke alarms and a home fire escape plan, keeping things that can burn away from the stove and always turning off space heaters before going to bed,” says Scott Tittle, Fire Prevention Chief of Carrollton Fire Rescue. “Fire is a dangerous opponent, but by anticipating the hazards, you are much less likely to be one of the nearly 13,000 people injured in home fires each year.

“While preventing home fires in Carrollton is always our number one priority, it is not always possible,” Chief Tittle continued. “Carrollton’s residents need to provide the best protection to keep their homes and families safe in the event of a fire. This can be achieved by developing an escape plan which you practice regularly and equipping homes with life-saving technologies like smoke alarms and home fire sprinklers.”

To learn more, visit firepreventionweek.org or cityofcarrollton.com/fire.