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Fire Safety Week, October 6-12, 2024

Smoke Detectors

Cutaway illustration of a house with smoke detectors marked, indicating positions for fire safety.

The National Fire Protection Association® announced “Smoke alarms: make them work for you! ™” as the official theme for Fire Prevention Week™, October 6–12, 2024. 

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area (like a hallway), and on each level (including the basement) of the home.
  • Make sure smoke alarms meet the needs of all family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or don’t respond when tested.
A fire safety poster with illustrations showcasing an escape plan, family evacuation, and calling 9-1-1.

Evacuation Plan

Does your family have an evacuation plan during a fire?
A meeting place outside the house during an emergency?
Do you and your family know how to report an emergency?
Take a few minutes and watch the fire safety video below from the National Fire Protection Agency. 

How to plan a home fire escape: