Ryan Sweezey

NFPA offers Fire Prevention Week message in American Sign Language

Blog Post created by Ryan Sweezey on Aug 26, 2015

We are excited to announce that NFPA now has an American Sign Language video for Fire Prevention Week. The Fire Prevention Week theme - Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm - is shown through signing, voice-over and open captioning. 

 

The video stresses the importance of having a working smoke alarm in several places:

  • In every bedroom
  • Outside of each separate sleeping area
  • On every level of the home, including the basement

Information is also given on devices that meet the needs of people who are deaf. Half of all U.S. home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Having working smoke alarms cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half.

The new video is one of many tools the fire service can use for Fire Prevention Week campaigns. 

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