Fire Prevention Week (FPW), October 7-13, is the time to bring your local and our national home fire problem into focus. It's the time to explain to the public that "fire can happen anywhere," as the new FPW slogan states. They should know that despite their technological advances, newer homes aren't immune to fire's wrath; NFPA research states that if there's a reported fire in your home today, you're at greater risk of dying in that fire than one in 1980.
Since prevention is the name of the game, here are some tools to promote fire safety at home during FPW. If you're able to weave in messages on home fire sprinklers, a key component to reducing fire death and injury, all the better:
- Download our safety tip sheets on escape planning, smoke alarms in the home, and home fire sprinklers (scroll to the bottom of this page)
- Got 10 minutes? Give your local residents a crash course in home fire sprinklers using our easy lesson plan
- Show how quickly fire spreads in home via this video by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
- Use our fire sprinkler infographics as handouts or social media posts