2018 Fire Prevention Open House
NFPA announces theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018:
“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.”
The latest statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that if you have a reported fire in your home, you are more likely to die today than you were a few decades ago. This startling statistic is behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.” Fire Prevention Week takes place October 7-13, 2018.
Through three simple calls-to-action, this year’s theme identifies basic but essential ways people can reduce their risk to fire and be prepared in the event of one:
- Look for places fire can start
- Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm
- Learn two ways out of each room
“People take safety for granted and are not aware of the risk of fire,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “Paying attention to your surroundings, looking for available exits in the event of a fire or other emergency, and taking the smoke alarm seriously if it sounds can make a potentially life-saving difference in a fire or other emergency situation.”
As part of Fire Prevention Week, The Upper Makefield Fire Company will hold their annual Fire Prevention Open House on Friday October 12, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9pm at the Main Firehouse located at 1221 Taylorsville Road in Washington Crossing. There will be games for the children with winners getting prizes. Meet your Volunteer Firefighters and talk to them about what it takes to be a Volunteer and how the Fire Company works. Also, see what you can do to help out and make your community better. Take a tour of the Firehouse and pick up information on Fire Prevention and other safety tips. There will be displays of all Upper Makefield Fire Apparatus along with an Upper Makefield Police Car, The St. Mary Ambulance. Any questions either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the firehouse at 215-493-5200.
CONGRADULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WINNERS FOR CORRECTLY COMPLETING THE QUESTION SHEET AND RANDOMLY BEING SELECTED FROM ALL WHO PARTICIPATED !!!
$100 Gift Card – Lily Bynum
$50 Gift Card – Sabina Deitzel
$25 Gift Card – Emma John