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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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