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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