Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday in which October 9 is in to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
For the third year in a row, the Fire Prevention Week campaign is, Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 years. Because of the National Fire Protection Association found that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, this may put them at an increase risk in the event of a home fire.
Some common causes of a house fire and some solutions are:
Smoke alarms are crucial elements in the early detection of fires. Because they are very low maintenance, there’s no excuse for you not to take the precautions for fire prevention. Yours and your family’s lives can be saved when fire prevention is taken and you have working detectors in your home.
If you have any questions regarding an incident involving a fire, don’t hesitate to call or email — the Beattie Law Firm is skilled in such cases.