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National Fire Prevention Week is here and Newport Fire Department is getting involved by promoting fire safety messaging and by hosting a “Fire Prevention Family Day” at Easton’s Beach on Sunday, October 14th from 11 am to 3 pm.
National Fire Prevention Week is observed in the United States and Canada, during the week in which October 9 falls. In 2018, that’s October 7th – 13th. In the United States, the first Presidential proclamation of Fire Prevention Week was made in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge.
This year’s Fire Prevention Message is;
- LOOK For Places Fire Could Start
- LISTEN For the Sound of Smoke Alarms
- LEARN Two Ways Out of Every Room
Past Fire Prevention Messages that still remain relevant today, include;
- Plan your escape route
- Test your smoke alarms (two times a year)
- Get low, go and don’t go back in (smoke rises to ceiling)
- Have a meeting place
- Don’t play with fire
- Stop drop and roll
- Know two ways out
Newport Fire Department invites the public to join them at their 2018 Fire Prevention Family Day at Easton’s Beach on Sunday, October 14th between 11 am – 3 pm.
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For more information on Fire Prevention Week, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.