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2018 Media Releases


Date:
October 10, 2018
For More Information Contact:
Nancy Crist, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, 402 441-8361

Fire Prevention Week Under Way

The theme of this year's National Fire Prevention Week October 7 through 13 is, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere!" Lincoln Fire and Rescue recommends that all residents practice their fire escape plans at least once a year and offer the following tips:

Each year in the U.S., about 3,300 people die as a result of home fires and burns. More than 200,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for burn injuries caused from scalds or burns from cooking. Lincoln Fire and Rescue offers these home safety tips:

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire on October 10, 1871 that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. More information on Lincoln Fire and Rescue is available at fire.lincoln.ne.gov and firepreventionweek.org.


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