NFPA’s Public Education Network, comprised of representatives from states and provinces across North America, met in Chicago as a prelude to NFPA Conference and Expo.
The meeting is an opportunity to network, share ideas and hear about the latest resources and support from NFPA. Attendees got the first look at all the materials available for this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme – Hear the Beep Where You Sleep – Every Bedroom Needs Working Smoke Alarms. The theme centers around NFPA’s continued focus on increasing working smoke alarms in homes and is based on key facts from NFPA data.
- Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Only one in five home fires were reported during these hours.
- One quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom. Another quarter resulted from fires in the living room, family room or den.
- Three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Based on feedback from public educators, materials for the campaign include new activities for teachers, updated materials for kids and families and a great new music video touting the important role firefighters play in our communities.