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Fire Prevention Week October 7-13, 2012

Posted by Elise on October 10, 2012

Oct 9-Sparky greeted NFPA employees  to kick off Fire Prevention Week with some breakfast treats and this year’s FPW t-shirt

was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

This year’s theme,“Have 2 Ways Out!”, focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.



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My House is on Fire!

Posted by Elise on December 15, 2010

What Would You Do If Your Home Caught Fire?


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Last Christmas wasn’t the safest of times for a local family. A fire started in the oven, probably ignited by food that spilled over onto the heating coils. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and the fire was contained by keeping the oven door closed. But the smoke that poured from the oven spread ash throughout the house. Their insurance company sent in a cleaning crew that took almost three days to finish the job. The oven is not salvageable, and some furniture will have to be reupholstered.

This fire was relatively small. But Chief Steven Westermann, president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, says that the incident has lessons for us all…

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