Dallas: Annually, the week of October 9th is recognized as Fire Prevention Week; and while firefighters assume the forefront for the other 51 weeks or the year, this is the time in which the men and women of Fire Prevention take center stage to show how preventing fires is just as, if not more, important than putting them out.
October 7 – 13 2018, Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) Fire Inspectors, in accordance with this year’s National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) theme, will be out in the communities emphasizing the message of “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” to educate people about the three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire, and reinforce why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Officers will be using a variety of departmental resources to reiterate everything from identifying everyday fire hazards to Exit Drills in the Home (EDITH) while helping to push this message out.
For more information on Fire Prevention Week, please visit the National Fire Protection Association’s website, at https://www.nfpa.org/fpw.
For more information on the educational programs utilized by DFR’s Fire Educators, in addition to other useful fire safety tips, please visit http://dallasfirerescue.com/inspections_investigations_education.html. And remember, if you are a home owner, live in the City of Dallas and are in need of a smoke alarm(s), you can call 311 to make that request and someone will come out and install them at no charge.