Lauren Backstrom

NFPA's 2013 Fire Prevention Week theme announced; Prevent Kitchen Fires

Blog Post created by Lauren Backstrom Employee on Apr 22, 2013

NFPA has announced its theme for 2013 Fire Prevention Week: Prevent Kitchen Fires. Cooking is the number one cause of home fires, and a significant contributor to home fires deaths. From October 6-12, we’ll be highlighting the dangers of unattended cooking and risky kitchen habits.

This theme announcement coincides with the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, which is attended by thousands of firefighters from around the world. NFPA has a booth at FDIC, and conference attendees are welcome to view new campaign materials.

Sparky is always a prominent FPW fixture, and he’ll be promoting Sparky’s Wish List again this year. He’s joined by NFPA’s Ken Willette in the video below to talk about this year’s FPW theme.


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