Fire Prevention Week has started on October 7th this year and is used to commemorate the “Great Chicago Fire” of 1871, which resulted in 300 deaths and 100,000 Chicago residents without a home. During this week, cities and fire departments across all of North America focus on fire safety, fire prevention and public education.
This year, the theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere™”. It aims to educate the public on three basic steps to reducing the likelihood of a fire breaking out. To look for where fires could start, to listen for fire alarms, and to learn how to exit safely.
Did you know? According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) and based on laboratory testing, you could have less than 3 minutes to get out safely after a smoke alarm sounds.
Fire evacuation planning is one of the most basic but fundamental elements of fire safety and can make the difference between life and death in a fire situation. As recommended by the province and the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), be prepared in advance with these simple steps:
E.B. Horsman & Son strongly encourages all families, employees, and employers, to ensure they have drafted, discussed, and practiced their fire escape plans. We also urge everyone to ensure that their homes and workplaces are equipped with the proper fire prevention and safety products, and that they are properly working. If you don't have the equipment that will ensure your family's and staff's safety, our staff will be happy to share their expertise in fire prevention equipment. These include but are not limited to:
E.B. Horsman & Son is happy to share its expertise in fire prevention products with you, please contact us for any questions or inquiries:Inquire
Is your home or office equipped with Smoke & Carbon Monoxide alarms to properly protect you, your family, and your staff? Learn more about Kidde's fire alarm:
“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere™”, this year's fire prevention theme.
Learning the basics of fire safety is the first step in fighting fire – and it just so happens to be the most important.