Fire Prevention Week is October 4 – 10, 2015; every morning the Mendham Fire Department will share a tip on our Facebook and other social media resources. These tips and more a are located below for your convenience. Looking for more? visit nfpa.org.
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- Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Test yours every month! http://ow.ly/zuLgK
- Almost three of five (60%) of reported home fire deaths in 2007 to 2011 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Make sure yours are working; test them every month! http://ow.ly/zuOlR
- Download the NFPA Smoke Alarm safety tip sheet for safety information and facts that will help keep your family safe (it’s also available in Spanish!) http://ow.ly/zuSkt
- SteveSongs, with the help of Sparky the Fire Dog, helps kids stay fire safe by leading them through the four key steps for fire safety in this unforgettably catchy sing-along video, Little Rosalie. http://ow.ly/zuTum
- Recess Monkey teams up with Sparky the Fire Dog to take a ride aboard a flying smoke alarm to teach children and their families important fire-safety skills. Through a funky mix of music, the band and a crew of kids sing and dance their way to safety in “What’s that sound?” http://ow.ly/zuUtg
- This NFPA video provides the latest information on types of smoke alarms you need, their placement and special features. Working smoke alarms give you early warning to help you escape a fire. http://ow.ly/zuVix
- NFPA’s Lorraine Carli explains why smoke alarms are one of the best safety inventions for your home. Remember: Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. http://ow.ly/zuVp3
- This new Smoke Alarm Installation Guide from NFPA can help you & your community with proper installation & maintenance: http://ow.ly/zuWu2
- Test your knowledge of smoke alarms and fire safety with the NFPA Fire Prevention Week quiz. Be sure to share your results and let us know how you did! http://ow.ly/zuLgK
For Kids & Teachers
Introduce Fire Prevention Week to students through fun, interactive lessons and activities. NFPA has everything you need from music and movement fire-safety videos, storybook apps, Common Core-aligned lesson plans and take home materials to get families involved.
- Send home a letter to parents in English (PDF, 4 MB) or Spanish (PDF, 4 MB) to encourage families to complete the Fire Prevention Week checklist.
- Sparky’s Schoolhouse is a classroom portal for teachers. It includes music videos, lesson plans, eBooks and apps.
- Sparky’s Fire Safety for Kids page has several activities that you can use in the classroom.
Some information has been reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org © 2015 NFPA.