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This year, October 4 – 10 is fire prevention week. It is a perfect occasion not only to test your fire alarms (which should be done monthly), but also to teach your kids about fire safety.

Did you know, that most fire casualties happen between 11 pm and 7 am? That’s the time when most people are asleep. Which emphasizes the importance of fire alarms. According to National Fire Protection Association, fire alarms should be installed in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Remember, ‘hear the beep where you sleep’.

What can you do with your kids? There are a lot of things to learn together. For example, learn about great fires in history, dangers of house fires, sleepover safety, and escape routes. NFPA has a lot of great resources for families and educators, including videos, printouts, and fun exercises.