|Fire Prevention Week to be held Oct. 3 - 10
Prevention Week to be held Oct. 3 - 10 U.S. fire departments responded
to 386,500 home fires during 2008. According to statistics from the
National Fire Protection Association, 2,755 people were killed and
The National Fire Protection Association sponsors a fire prevention
campaign to highlight the importance of fire safety education during
Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme focuses on how smoke alarms
save, lives and should be installed and maintained in every home.
During the week of Oct. 3, MUSC Fire and Safety personnel will be
available to answer questions concerning fire prevention. They will be
at informational tables from 11 a.m. to noon in the lobby of University
Hospital (Monday), at Ashley River Tower (Tuesday), at the Children's
Hospital (Wednesday) and at Rutledge Tower (Thursday).
The staff will offer suggestions on the selection of smoke
alarms, proper types of fire extinguishers to use in your home,
and how to prepare a fire evacuation plan.
Friday, Oct. 1, 2010