Fire Prevention Week 2013

fire safety 2Fire Prevention Week 2013 begins on Sunday, October 6th and ends on Saturday, October 12th.

The National fire Prevention Association website is full of free safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics for families.  Take this opportunity to talk about some fire safety issues you may not have discussed with your family in recent years.

In addition, don’t miss the opportunity to change your smoke detector batteries when we set our clocks back 1 hour on Sunday, November 3rd at 2am.

About Fire Prevention Week
NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1922. According to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Visit for more safety information.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at


Reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, ©2013 NFPA.