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National Fire Prevention Week is an opportunity to educate

This year’s theme, “Prevent Kitchen Fires,” gets extra emphasis
from St. Augustine Fire Department, October 6-12

 

For the past 91 years, the week in which October 9 falls has been designated as Fire Prevention Week and this year that is October 6 -12. The week is a time fully embraced by the St. Augustine Fire Department as a way to alert the community to dangers that may exist in homes and business and as a way to remind the public of ways to prevent a fire.

Much of that education takes place in the community’s elementary schools, pre-schools and daycare centers where fire personnel are greeted by an audience ready to listen and eager to learn. In addition to the classroom visits, the department sponsors a fire prevention poster contest with the winners selected by firefighters acting as the judging panel. The prize is the opportunity to have lunch with firefighters and a ride in a fire truck.

According to Bob Growick, St. Augustine’s Fire Marshal, having firefighters visit schools is a very valuable way to get information into the home.

“Taking the fire prevention message to young students is a very effective way to share that information with the entire community,” said Growick. “The time a child spends working on his or her poster is time spent thinking about fire prevention in their own home, and I have no doubt that after a school visit, fire prevention is a topic at that night’s dinner table.”

To hear The Break Room's interview with Fire Marshal Bob Growick

regarding Fire Prevention Week, click here.

 

 

This year’s Fire Prevention Week’s theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires,” focusing on the place in the home that is likely the most comfortable and yet is the location of the start of 40% of home fires. Unattended cooking was the most frequent cause of kitchen fires, usually caused by the interruption of a phone call or person at the door. And while clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of home cooking fires, those incidents accounted for 16% of the cooking fire deaths.

The St. Augustine City Commission recognized the 2013 Fire Prevention Week with a proclamation which pointed out that the week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record with the President having issued a proclamation recognizing the week every year since 1925.

Even though Fire Prevention Week is only once a year, St. Augustine Fire Department personnel are ready to bring tailor made programming to civic associations, businesses, living facilities, churches and anywhere else a group wants to know more about fire prevention.

The National Fire Prevention Association hosts an information-rich web site that offers many resources whether one’s interest is residential or commercial properties. And teachers will find innovative materials and suggestions to use in developing lesson plans to pair with the emphasis during Fire Prevention Week. For more information about National Fire Prevention Week visit www.firepreventionweek.org.

For more information about the St. Augustine Fire Department’s fire prevention programs contact the department at 904.825.1098.

 

 

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