National Fire Prevention week continues with VDFP advice

As National Fire Prevention Week Continues the Virginian Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) offers more advice by email.

VDFP reminds Virginians of the importance of an escape plan and to practice it.

Only one in every three American households has a plan.

A plan should include two ways out of every room with exits kept clear of objects that could block a quick escape.

Children should be taught to escape on their own in case an adult can’t be there to help.

Choose an outside meeting place where all can gather after the exit like the end of the driveway or at the mailbox.

Assign someone the duty of calling 911 after everyone is out.

It is also important to have your address clearly marked and easy for firefighters to see.

Another safety tip will be available tomorrow as Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape week continues.

Additional fire safety tips are always available from your local fire department as well.

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VDFP offers advice during National Fire Prevention Week

It is the 100th anniversary of National Fire Prevention Week through October 15th.

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) at their website reminds all Virginians to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

This year’s theme is Fire Won’t Wait Plan Your Escape and it is imperative and life saving that you and the entire family know the way to safety should a fire develop.

House fires break out in the United States every 93 seconds and you in some cases have less than 2 minutes to escape a fire in the home.

First a properly installed and maintained smoke alarm can greatly increase your chances of survival.

During this week of fire prevention week every fire department across the region is offering tips and information on fire prevention and protection.

Warren County fire officials are also out in the community bringing awareness to fire safety.

Contact your local fire departments for information on protecting your home and family in the case of a fire.

The National Fire Protection Agency has sponsored fire prevention week since 1922.

President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed it national fire prevention week in 1925.

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VDFP obligatory fireworks warning for Independence Weekend

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The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) reminds Virginians that this year’s July 4 celebrations will include pre-pandemic vigor.

With that excitement a reminder to be responsible with your activities and that some fireworks are illegal in Virginia.

Fireworks that explode or move on the ground or shoot into the air or shoot projectiles are illegal in Virginia.

Fire officials recommend leaving the fireworks displays to the professionals.

Click here for a list of fireworks displays that are happening in our area.

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