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Join us for the 100th Anniversary Fire Prevention Week™ Webinar

Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.™” is the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) held October 9 – 15th. The theme highlights the speed with which fire and smoke spread in a home fire, giving residents as little as two minutes or less to escape from the time the smoke alarm sounds. In addition, this October represents the 100th anniversary of FPW, the longest-running public health observance on record in the U.S.

Join us Thursday, August 18, 12 - 1 p.m. ET to learn about this year’s theme which reinforces the critical importance of developing a home escape plan with all members of the household and practicing it regularly. Learn more about the statistics behind the theme, tools and resources to help your organization have a successful FPW, and what you can do to celebrate 100 years of fire safety. Special guest speaker Wendy Shields, Ph.D., MPH, from Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, will discuss the “The intersection of housing, socioeconomics, and fire.”

Register today for this free webinar designed specifically for fire and life safety, injury prevention, burn prevention, and public health education professionals to support your efforts to raise awareness of critical fire safety issues, expand your reach in your community, and make an impact on fire injury and death rates. In the meantime, check out the FPW Toolkit for free downloadable resources such as event flyer and press release templates, social media assets, and activity sheets, and our  FPW Product Catalogue to enhance your FPW events and activities.

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Andrea Vastis
Senior Director, Public Education, public health promotion & education professional passionate about eliminating disparities in access, education and resources.

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