Fire Prevention Week 2016

Date: Sunday, October 9th, 2016 to Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Sunday October 9th through Saturday October 15th is Fire Prevention Week. Change your smoke detector batteries and replace the smoke detectors if they are more than 10 years old. Practice your family escape plan and meeting location. Discuss fire prevention with your family. During an emergency is not the time to make your plans.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 9-15, 2016. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes as the result of a recent survey conducted by NFPA, which showed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are or how often they need to be replaced.

About Fire Prevention Week

NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1922. According to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation declaring a national observance during that week every year since 1925.