October is National Fire Prevention Month

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are between 350,000 and 400,000 house fires in the United States every year. Home fires are the biggest disaster threat to families in this country, above floods and hurricanes.

Here are some important tips to consider:


There are many ways to talk with your children and teach them about fire safety. The Grand Rapids Children Museum is doing just that. During the week of October 6th, they will celebrate fire safety and have a variety of activities as well as visits from the Grand Rapids Fire Department. They will also be opening a brand-new exhibit, “To The Rescue” opening on October 24th from 5-8pm to help your children explore the world of a firefighter.

Remember to teach children about fire safety and to prepare them for the event of an actual fire. Visit ww.nfpa.org for a fire safety family checklist.

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