Sunday, October 04, 2015

Are you ready for #OKfire #AltusOK?

Fire Prevention Week 2015

October 4-10, 2015 is Fire Prevention Week! This year’s theme is: “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm!”
This message encourages you to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep.
Smoke alarms save lives! If there is a fire in your home, a working smoke alarm will give you a chance to quickly escape. Learn how to properly install and maintain smoke alarms in your home  by visiting the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) “Smoke Alarm Central.”
Fire safety is something everyone can practice. The NFPA has interactive games and activities to make Fire Prevention Week fun for the entire family. Test your fire safety knowledge with the NPFA Fire Quiz. Kids can also learn how to stay safe with puzzles and videos featuring “Sparky the Fire Dog.”
Download the Fire Prevention Week infographic to share important fire safety tips with family and friends.
This year, USFA is dedicating the month of October to providing fire safety tips using hashtag #firesafein31. USFA will share daily tips to help make homes and families safer. Follow #firesafein31 on Twitter at @usfire and on Facebook at

Sunday, September 27, 2015

How can you avoid #Wildfire? #OKfire #AltusOK

FireFree Event Inspires Community to Take Action for Wildfire Prevention

In May 2015, Project Wildfire and its partners coordinated FireFree events in Oregon as part of the second annual National Fire Protection Association Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. The events held in Deschutes County and Jefferson County gave residents the opportunity to dispose of their yard debris free of charge at collections site in the counties.
With nearly 38,000 cubic yards of debris recycled, the 2015 event broke all prior FireFree records, and homeowner participation increased 27 percent over the previous year. These events served as the community’s preparedness activities for America’s PrepareAthon! 
To learn more about FireFree, read the full article located on the “Stories” page of the America’s PrepareAthon! website. You can also download the How to Prepare for a Wildfire guide to learn how to protect your family and home against these devastating fires.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Check out #safetychat this week. #AltusOK #WRN Skywarn

Join the ‘Safety Friends Unite’ Twitter Chat

Let’s hear it for National Preparedness Month! Get in the spirit of preparedness during a special Twitter chat titled, “Safety Friends Unite on Twitter for National Preparedness Month” hosted by America’s PrepareAthon! on Tuesday, September 22 at 3 PM ET.
This chat will highlight activities everyone can do including families, youth, and schools to prepare for emergencies. Featured guests will include preparedness friends from federal agencies and organizations that serve the community: 
  • Ready Wrigley (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);
  • Flat Stella and Stanley (the Ready Campaign);
  • Sparky the Fire Dog (National Fire Protection Association);
  • Owlie Skywarn (National Weather Service);
  • Ready Robin (Robins Air Force Base);
  • Fred the Prep Dog;
  • Lassie; and others!
Follow along using #SafetyChat.

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