“Thousands of people die annually in home fires. Nearly all of these deaths could have been prevented by taking a few simple precautions like having working smoke alarms and a home fire escape plan, keeping things that can burn away from the stove and always turning off space heaters before going to bed,” says David Morris, fire marshal of the Alpharetta Fire Department. “Fire is a dangerous opponent, but by anticipating the hazards, you are much less likely to be one of the nearly 13,000 people injured in home fires each year.”
Alpharetta’s Fire Department is teaming up with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during the week of Oct. 6 through Oct. 13 to educate the community on Fire Prevention Week and the importance of learning how to protect against fire.
To learn more about fire prevention week programs and activities in Alpharetta, contact the Alpharetta Fire Department fire marshal’s office at (678) 297-6272. To learn more about fire prevention week visit NFPA’s website at www.firepreventionweek.org.