Fire Prevention Week theme announced: ‘Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety’
The week-long NFPA-sponsored event will take place Oct. 3-9, focusing on educating children and adults about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
By FireRescue1 Staff
QUINCY, Mass. — The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety,” the NFPA announced.
The week-long NFPA-sponsored event will take place Oct. 3-9, focusing on educating children and adults about smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, their necessity, and how the sounds they make help save lives. Specifically, alarms make different noises – beeping or chirping, for example – and the public must know what action to take to stay safe.
The NFPA offers a variety of community engagement materials and ideas – educational brochures, stickers, fire hats, coloring books and sheet pads, posters, Sparky the Fire Dog value packs, and more. Resources to help promote the campaign are available on the Fire Prevention Week website.
Further, the NVFC and NFPA will host a live event on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. ET to discuss this year’s theme and how departments can engage with their communities during Fire Prevention Week while taking COVID-19 related restrictions and precautions into account. Speakers include Lt. Michael O. McLeieer, past president of the Michigan State Firemen’s Association; Andrea Vastis, senior director of public education at the NFPA; and Teresa Neal, fire program specialist at the U.S. Fire Administration. This event is free to attend, and registration is not required. The discussion will be broadcast to the NVFC’s Facebook page.