Friday, October 9, 2009

Fire Prevention Week

Congratulations to Mr. Brad Jones, winner of an American Red Cross Disaster Kit. As part of Fire Prevention Week, chapter employees were given a goody bag containing fire safety and prevention tips, a 9-volt battery, LAC magnet and an Emergency Preparedness Checklist.

Everyone was asked to draw out their home emergency escape plans using the checklist floor plan. They labeled multiple exits and windows as well as smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, disaster kits and first aid kits.

Even though Fire Prevention Week is almost over, it's never too late to safeguard your residence against fires.

Create your own emergency escape plan, indentifying two ways out of every room and a designated meeting spot outside. Install smoke alarms on every floor, inside bedrooms and sleeping areas, and don't forget to test them once a month and replace batteries as needed.

With that said, Happy Fire Safety Month!


Compliance and Safety said...

Among all the safety problems an employee can encounter, fire is the most encountered and the most frightening. That is why Fire Prevention and Safety training is so important. Every year the lack of Fire awareness in facilities, cause hundreds of injuries, numerous fatalities, and billions of dollars in damages. Fire Prevention and Safety Training help employees become aware of how their own actions, or inactions, can contribute to the risk of fire.