This national initiative is conducted every October with a different fire safety emphasis each year. This year, we’ll be spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home—and we’ll help teach people how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place. Members of the White Plains Fire Department will be meeting with local school children this week instructing them on this important topic.
This most important program teaches children in public and private schools about fire safety. Elementary students are taught the major causes of fires and how to prevent them. They learn how to make a home fire escape plan with their family. During Fire Prevention Week Students take home a fire safety checklist to inspect their homes for hazards. Students return the completed checklist and are entered in a drawing to win a fire safety kit. The Fire Prevention Week program is an effective way to deliver a fire safety message to entire families through their children.