page-b-53The Detroit Fire Department, National Fire Protection Association — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week — and Domino’s are joining forces to spread the importance of fire safety at home. The three organizations kicked off Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15, with a special event for Amelia Earhart Elementary School second graders at Detroit Fire Engine 27 on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

In support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” students will learn important fire safety messages from firefighters, go through the Fire Safety House, learn about smoke alarm safety, take photos with Sparky the Fire Dog and check out real firefighter gear. At the end of the event, Domino’s and Sparky will depart to make a pizza delivery aboard a Detroit Fire Department engine and spread fire safety messages to local residents.

According to NFPA, three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

“I look forward to working with Domino’s and NFPA every year to kick off Fire Prevention Week and teach kids about basic, but vital fire safety messages,” said Detroit Fire Department Captain Chris Dixon. “So far in 2016, there have been more than 1,000 home fires in Detroit. In the past eight years, we’ve taught more than 400 schoolchildren in Detroit about fire safety awareness.”

“A large number of people are unaware of how old their smoke alarms are or how often they should be replaced, which puts them at an increased risk in the event of a home fire,” said Judy Comoletti, NFPA divisional manager of public education.

This fall represents the ninth year Domino’s is working with NFPA and the Detroit Fire Department to promote Fire Prevention Week, and to deliver the campaign’s fire safety messages to communities throughout the U.S.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Detroit Fire Department and NFPA on a program that promotes the safety of our friends and neighbors,” said Jenny Fouracre, Domino’s spokeswoman. “It is important to know what actions you can take to make your home and family safer in the event of a fire.”

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 proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Visit http://www.firepreventionweek.org for more safety information.

 

 

 

The Detroit Fire Department, National Fire Protection Association — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week — and Domino’s are joining forces to spread the importance of fire safety at home. The three organizations kicked off Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15, with a special event for Amelia Earhart Elementary School second graders at Detroit Fire Engine 27 on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

 

In support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” students will learn important fire safety messages from firefighters, go through the Fire Safety House, learn about smoke alarm safety, take photos with Sparky the Fire Dog and check out real firefighter gear. At the end of the event, Domino’s and Sparky will depart to make a pizza delivery aboard a Detroit Fire Department engine and spread fire safety messages to local residents.

 

According to NFPA, three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

 

“I look forward to working with Domino’s and NFPA every year to kick off Fire Prevention Week and teach kids about basic, but vital fire safety messages,” said Detroit Fire Department Captain Chris Dixon. “So far in 2016, there have been more than 1,000 home fires in Detroit. In the past eight years, we’ve taught more than 400 schoolchildren in Detroit about fire safety awareness.”

 

“A large number of people are unaware of how old their smoke alarms are or how often they should be replaced, which puts them at an increased risk in the event of a home fire,” said Judy Comoletti, NFPA divisional manager of public education.

 

This fall represents the ninth year Domino’s is working with NFPA and the Detroit Fire Department to promote Fire Prevention Week, and to deliver the campaign’s fire safety messages to communities throughout the U.S.

 

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Detroit Fire Department and NFPA on a program that promotes the safety of our friends and neighbors,” said Jenny Fouracre, Domino’s spokeswoman. “It is important to know what actions you can take to make your home and family safer in the event of a fire.”

 

 

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 proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Visit http://www.firepreventionweek.org for more safety information.

 

 

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