National Fire Protection Week is officially from October 4 through October 10, 2009, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). It is a great time to think about fire prevention and protection, but these issues demand year-round focus.
One of NFPA’s slogans is “Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned”. It is to the point and worth remembering. The association gives the following simple examples of how to be “fire smart”: testing the water before putting a child in the bath and wearing short or close-fitting sleeves when cooking on the stove-top.
For more information about fire prevention and protection, please visit the NFPA website by clicking here.
I have represented many people who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of fires caused by the recklessness of others, including property owners and managers, as well as the negligence of manufacturers of defective products. We encourage property owners and managers to be sure their fire alarm and smoke detector systems are in excellent working condition. It’s a matter of life and death.
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including serious burn injuries. Mr. Zambri has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.
Many Americans are killed or critically injured each year as a result of fires. If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at [email protected] or call him at 202-822-1899.