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September 28, 2010 -
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Fire Prevention Week is coming up on October 3. This year's theme is "Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With." While the focus for the National Fire Protection Association is home fire safety, facility managers can use the event to highlight fire safety awareness at their own facilities.
For example, facility managers can use the event as an opportunity to revisit with their facility's occupants what the fire alarm sounds like, what if any other audible signals they might expect, and if they should expect voice commands to follow the signal. This can segue into a general overview of the fire safety system at the facility an/or set the scene for a fire drill.
In the spirit of general fire safety awareness and concern for their building occupants both inside and outside of the facility, facility managers can use the opportunity to also inform individuals about home fire safety features, such as looking for fire alarms that have both ionization and photoelectric sensors, and proper testing and replacement intervals.
For more information on NFPA's Fire Prevention Week, click here.