Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday, Oct. 4 and continues through Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. The Argonne Fire Department will be present at the Bistro 213 Cafeteria during lunch time all week long. Stop by to take part in drawings for giveaways.
Smoke Alarms Save Lives
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?
If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.
The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.
- For more information visit the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) website »
About Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.