The NFPA hosts Fire Prevention week each year in October. SentryNet is teaming up with the NFPA to provide our dealers with the resources they need to get the word out in their communities.
This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire – and how to escape safely in the event of one:
“LOOK” for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
“LISTEN” for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should meet.
“LEARN” two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
Also, Sparky the Fire Dog® has a new friend, Simon, who is helping teach this year’s FPW messages – he’s a smart, resourceful character who will join Sparky in spreading fire-safety messages to adults and children alike.
Take advantage of the NFPA provded resources along with the SentryNet custom resources to build a marketing program in September and October that will increase knowledge in your community about fire safety that is directly associated with your company name. With a little time and a few dollars you can increase the number of smoke detectors installed in your community.