Fire Prevention Month
October is Fire Prevention Month which The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sets aside a designated week each October to focus on fire prevention. The 2020 theme is, "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" October 4th-10th. Cooking is the number one cause of home fires according to NFPA; while unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. Once a fire alarm goes off you could have less than two minutes to get out safely, depending on the extent of the fire, yet only eight percent of people surveyed by NFPA said getting out was the first thought they had after hearing a fire alarm go off. A fire escape plan for your home or business could be the difference between safety and devastation.