The 2011 Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW™) theme, "Protect Your Family From Fire," is a broad topic with which to plan your fire safety messages and open house activities. NFPA® supports your efforts in keeping your community safe and suggests focusing on Smoke Alarms, Escape Planning, and Home Fire Sprinklers. Judy Comoletti, Division Manager for NFPA's Public Education division, talks about using the theme and highlighting those key areas in your FPW campaigns:
Looking for products that help support these FPW themes? FPW In A Box is the most visible and dynamic option with a banner, posters, brochures, stickers, bags, magnets, and more. Or, check out the Home Smoke Alarms brochure, the Exit Drills in the Home (E.D.I.T.H.) brochure, and the brand new Home Fire Sprinklers Save Lives brochure. Each brochure comes in a package of 100 for convenient distribution. Other key causes that are important in fire safety lessons include cooking and candles. Did you know cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries? FPW Magnets are a "sticky" way to remind people to be careful in the kitchen. Or hand out Kitchen Fire Safety brochures for a true educational impact.
Candles are another serious fire hazard and yet are used widely in homes. Give people the knowledge they need to understand the risks of using candles. On average 42 candle fires are reported each day and more than 1/3 (36%) of candle fires started in bedrooms. NFPA's Candle with Care brochure is a great way to keep those crucial safety tips when using candles front of mind. FPW may happen in October, but candle fires peak in December.
No matter how you use your FPW products to support your Fire Prevention Week activities -- NFPA has a wide assortment of items that help you prevent fires and keep people safe.
Visit the Fire Prevention Week catalog for more.