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Fire Prevention Week

🔥🚨👨‍🚒 This is Fire Awareness Week 👨‍🚒🚨🔥

Did you know National Fire Awareness Week has been observed annually in the US since the 1920s? This week highlights the importance of fire safety and commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Focusing on safety and reducing the risk of fire can help us avoid another event like the Great Chicago Fire—and reduce the chance of fire in our homes.

Here are some important facts and fire safety tips to keep in mind:

🔥 In 2021, there were an estimated 1.35 million fires in the US.

🔥 Smoke alarms can reduce the risk of fatalities in a home fire by half.

🔥 Every home should have a fire escape plan, and it should be practiced regularly.

🔥 Firefighters can help educate kids on fire prevention and safety.

Let's all take steps to prevent fires and keep our homes and communities safe.

#NationalFireAwarenessWeek #FireSafetyTips #PreventFires #BePrepared #StaySafe

Source: https://usafacts.org/data/topics/security-safety/fire-and-disaster/fires-and-firefighters/fires/#:~:text=There%20were%201.35%20million%20fires,or%2035%2C000%20fires%20from%202020.