October is Fire Prevention Month, and it is a time to raise fire safety awareness. Fire Prevention Month takes place in October every year and occurs in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week (October 8th – 14th). The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) created Fire Prevention Month in memory of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 with the goal of helping to ensure families know how to prevent fires and what to do when a fire occurs.
The NFPA sponsors this month-long event to spread fire safety awareness by educating communities across the United States and encouraging proactiveness to keep families safe from a fire or carbon monoxide emergency. One way you can be proactive this month is by installing reliable protection in your home. In fact, almost 3 of every 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
PCG is grateful to partner with so many fire departments across the country who keep our communities safe. Did you know that on average a fire department responds to a fire every 23 seconds in America? This Fire Prevention Month, honor your community firefighters by developing a fire safety plan and ensuring all of your fire protection equipment, like smoke alarms, are working properly.