For the 11th year in a row, NFPA teamed up with Domino’s to kick off our joint Fire Prevention Week program promoting the importance of smoke alarms and home fire safety. This year, nearly 50 first graders from a local elementary school were invited to the Flint Fire Department, where they learned about smoke alarms, as well as home escape planning and practice messages in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere™.” The students were also treated to a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog® and a pizza party.
A huge thanks to the Flint Fire Department for all their help and enthusiasm in support of this year’s program – it was our second year working with them, and they did a fabulous job helping make it a true success. Also, thank you to all the local Domino's and fire departments nationwide that team up each year to bring the campaign to life in their communities. Participation continues to grow each year, which is a testament to the program's fun, engaging approach to educating residents about smoke alarm safety. We truly appreciate everyone’s support!
Here's how Domino's Fire Prevention Week program works: Customers who place an order from participating Domino's stores during Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, are randomly selected to receive their delivery from the local fire department, who will conduct a smoke alarm check in the customer's home. If the smoke alarms in the home are working, the delivery is free. If they're not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries or install fully-functioning alarms.
Flint Fire Department's Battalion Chief Steve Cobb talks with local news stations about the importance of teaching young children about fire safety.