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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: August 11, 2016 10:31 AM
From: Senator Rob Teplitz
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution – Fire Prevention Week 2016
In the near future, I will introduce a resolution designating October 9th-15th as “Fire Prevention Week 2016” in Pennsylvania. The theme is “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on informing the public that not replacing alarms puts people at an increased risk in the event of a home fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, having a working smoke alarm in the home cuts the risk of dying in a fire in half. On average, three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. It is recommended that smoke alarms should be installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
Fire Prevention Week occurs annually in October during the week in which October 9th falls, commemorating the Great Chicago fire of 1871. Each year, the National Fire Protection Association works in cooperation with partnering companies, organizations, and fire departments to promote Fire Prevention Week and its fire safety meetings throughout North America.
Please join me in supporting this resolution.

Introduced as SR458