Local organizations come together to educate Champaign-Urbana community during fire prevention week
Touch a truck, meet a firefighter and other FREE fun for families coming up for fire prevention week
National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9 and local emergency agencies are planning a variety of fun, free, family activities in the Champaign-Urbana area and beyond to help bring attention to this very important topic.
Fire Prevention Week was established in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on Oct. 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on Oct. 9, 1871.
This year’s FPW campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.
Remember, when the smoke alarm sounds, get out and stay out. If you must escape through smoke, stay low to the ground. Try to close doors behind you as you leave, to help slow the spread of smoke and fire, and help others exit.
For more information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.
See how the Champaign-Urbana area will be celebrating National Fire Prevention Week. All events are free!No Events