Safety share: 145th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire
In annual commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has designated Oct. 9-15, 2016, as National Fire Protection Week.
This year’s campaign focus is on smoke alarms. NFPA research shows that the public has “many misconceptions about smoke alarms which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire.”
3 things you should know or do during National Fire Protection Week
- Replace smoke alarms in your home this week. As a rule, they should be replaced every 10 years.
- Know the age of each smoke alarm in your home.
- A smoke alarm’s manufacture date is located on the back of the alarm. Replace the alarm 10 years from that date.
Additional information about the origins of Fire Prevention Week, the Great Chicago Fire and the myth of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow are available online.
Please print and share this safety share courtesy of Diana Anderson (CEPA) and Argonne Fire Chief George Hyland (FMS).
Each month a safety share submitted by an individual will be selected to receive a Spot Award for demonstrated safety leadership. The Spot Award program offers three award levels: gold ($100), silver ($50) and bronze ($25).