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Fire Prevention Week: Protect Your Family from Fire

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What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), your best defense is a good offense. That’s why (Your Town/City)’s Fire Department is teaming up with NFPA during the October 9-15, 2011, to let our community know: “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!” This year’s campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes of home fires -- cooking, heating and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials.

Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning.

The San Bernardino City Fire Department will be hosting activities such as fire engine rides, fire escape simulations, and fire prevention tips to promote “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!” Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the power of prevention and available technologies to protect their own families from fire.

Please join them on Saturday, October 8, between 10 AM to 2 PM, at 200 East 3rd Street, for our annual Fire Prevention Week Open House.

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in San Bernardino, please contact Public education Officer Manny Sedano of the San Bernardino City Fire Department at 384-5388. To learn more about “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!” visit NFPA’s website at www.firepreventionweek.org.

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