National Fire Prevention Week Recap – “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep”

National Fire Prevention Week Recap – “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep”



Half of all home fire deaths in the United States take place between 11:00 PM and 7:00 Am, when most people are asleep.  More than half of home fire deaths happen in homes where there are no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.  This year’s National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week which was (Oct. 4-10th) theme, was “Hear the Beep Where you Sleep, Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm”, urges everyone to take action and make sure they have a working smoke alarm on every level of the home including the basement, in every bedroom, and outside each sleeping area.

Join me in a recent interview with Judy Comoletti, NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Public Education Division Manager who shared fire safety tips and also discussed this year’s theme — “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep.”  In this interview, Ms. Cololetti also shared an insight on:

*Where should smoke alarms be installed?

*How to make sure smoke alarms are working?

*How often should alarms be tested?

*How to prevent unnecessary deaths?

*Do fire alarms expire?

Click here for the complete interview.

This interview was a friendly reminder for everyone to check their fire alarms TODAY.  Make sure they are working and installed in the basement, in every bedroom or outside each sleeping area.  Protect your family!  Let’s prevent one more statistic!

For more information about smoke alarms and this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, visit

Cynthia Tait

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