The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) just concluded another successful Fire Prevention Week, which aims to increase public awareness about fire safety among homeowners.
This year’s theme was “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” Advice included in this theme was directed to American residents to keep their smoke alarms up to date with regular dust clearing and battery changing. To raise awareness, the NFPA has shared some facts about the importance of smoke alarms:
Keeping smoke alarms in good order is a simple thing that goes a long way in ensuring your home is prepared in the case of an accidental fire.
If you are unsure whether your house is as prepared as it could be, the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (F&EMS) Department’s Firefighting Division offers free home inspections. They will look for overloaded outlets, working smoke detectors, unobstructed exit routes from your home, and good visibility from the street. All are important factors in a home’s preparedness in case of a fire. If you are interested in booking an appointment, please call (202) 673-3331. The District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department also offers a variety of resources for parents, teachers, and students on their website.
If somebody you love suffered an injury in a fire, or you got hurt and you believe that someone’s negligence, carelessness or wrongdoing somehow contributed to the accident, call the Washington, DC personal injury lawyers at Regan Zambri Long PLLC for a free and confidential consultation.Tagged FireSafety, HomeSafety