It's National Fire Prevention Week

It's National Fire Prevention Week

But for larger homes, like Alisha Springmeyer and Neal Braunel's foster home with nearly a dozen children, fire prevention and safety is not just a week-long event; it's a way of life.

"They are low-cost and can get you out of the home when your escape route is blocked", he said.

"Select a place where everybody meets up because you could have some people using different exits", Forbush said. If a child is home alone, stress the importance of him/her getting out of the house first and calling 911 from a neighbor's house.

"We want to make sure that adults sit down with their children to ensure that they know what to do if they hear a smoke alarm and there's a fire at the house" says LaForet. Smoke inhalation hurts more people during a fire than actual flames do, and you'll breath less toxic air if you stay low. They'll protect you, give you an early notification in time to get up and get out before it's too late.

"Never go back in, ever", Bill Fike, Chief of Highland Park Hose Co. said.

In addition to kitchen fires - and keeping a close eye on your cooking, it's important to make sure your home is up to code if electrical work has been done.

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8 to 14.

"We talked to them about basic fire safety".

"So if someone calls us and there is an active fire, we should be able to get to them if their door is closed and they are in a room".

"Wherever you are, whether you're in your home or whether you're on vacation, consider your safety", said Brown. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, roughly three-quarters of fatal fires occur in residents without a smoke alarm or working smoke detector.

"It's going to be very dark and smoky and there's a lot of fear at that time", said Jaco. An auto extractor demonstration is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m.

"You had more natural Fabrics like wool and cotton and wooden frames in the modern based living room [today] you have more petroleum based products", said Damon Robbins, Fire Inspector.

Between 100 and 200 attend the Northglenn Safety Fair and around 200 to 300 typically attend the Fire Safety Fair hosted at Flatiron Crossing Mall.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, a home structure fire was reported every 86 seconds in 2015, with about 80 percent of all US fire deaths annually occurring at home.

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