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Fire Prevention Week - October 6th to the 12th!
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By Firefighter Charles Foy.Sr
October 5, 2019

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, West Grove Fire Company reminds residents:
Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!™

October 4, 2019 – The West Grove Fire Company is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

NFPA statistics show that in 2017 U.S. fire departments responded to 357,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,630 fire deaths and 10,600 fire injuries. On average, seven people died in a fire in a home per day during 2012 to 2016.
“These numbers show that home fires continue to pose a significant threat to safety,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

While NFPA and the West Grove Fire Company are focusing on home fires, these messages apply to virtually any location. “Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go,” said Chief Gattorno. “No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.”

Each year, the West Grove Fire Company runs dozens of school and community presentations to educate young children about the dangers of fire, "stop, drop and roll," the need for smoke detectors, and home escape planning. The programs have been acknowledged and lauded across Chester County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in the West Grove Fire Company area, please contact the West Grove Fire Company at info@wgfc.org. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit www.fpw.org.


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