Sunday, October 5, 2008

National Fire Prevention Week

The National Fire Prevention Week will be held from October 5-11, 2008. The theme this year is "Prevent Home Fires".
"Each year, fire departments respond to over 400,000 residential fires. Annually more than 3,500 people die from fire in their own homes; in many cases, some simple steps may have prevented the fire from starting. The most common causes of home fires result from cooking, heating, electrical malfunction, smoking materials and candles. Each of these activities carries with it a risk of fire, but that risk can be greatly lessened if you follow some common sense safety tips".
Read more in "U.S. Fire Administration Commemorates National Fire Prevention Week", FEMA Release, October 2, 2008. Click here to learn more about fire safety, how to prevent fires, and fire Internet resources for Maine.

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