National Fire Prevention Week 2016

Fire Prevention Poster Contest


Pre-K through 6th grade students are invited to participate in a contest honoring National Fire PRevention Week (October 9-15, 2016). There are TWO chances to win prizes this year! Students may enter the Poster Contest, the Smoke Alarm Challenge, or both! The 2016 Fire Prevention Week theme is:

"Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years."

Click the link below for more information and to learn how to enter the contest! Remember, submissions are due by October 31, 2016.

FPW Poster Contest Packet 2016.pdf


Smoke Alarms


Do you want to learn more about smoke alarms and why they are an important part of a fire safe home? Or do you want to get ideas for creating a poster to submit to the Fire Prevention Week Poster and Smoke Alarm Challege contests? Open the link below for a fact sheet on smoke alarms to become safer in your home today!

FPW16BuildingAStrongerCommunity.pdf


The American Red Cross


The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign aims to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by 25% by 2020. To do this in our Community, Red Cross volunteers and local partners, like Metro Fire, go door to door to install smoke alarms, let people know what to have in a kit so they are prepared to leave quickly in the event of a fire, and to encourage residents to practice their 2-minute exit drills in the home (EDITH).

The Red Cross strives to install 4,000 smoke alarms in our most vulnerable communities. To find our more about this free program and apply for installation or to volunteer, please click on the following link:

http://www.redcross.org/local/california/gold-country/home-fire-campaign


Need more information about how to keep your home safe from fire, and your family safe in the event once occurs? Visit the following page and information sheets on a variety of safety topics related to residential fire safety:

http://metrofire.ca.gov/index.php/cs-flyers-docs/for-the-home-tips

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