Fire Prevention Week 2018: How to prevent and protect yourself

Fire Prevention Week 2018: How to prevent and protect yourself
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Fire Prevention Week 2018 runs from Oct. 7 through Oct. 13.

The campaign is meant to bring awareness on the steps to take to reduce the likelihood of a fire and how to safely escape one.

The National Fire Protection Association suggests three essential steps to stay safe:

  • Look - Look for places a fire could start.
  • Listen - Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm.
  • Learn - Learn two ways out of every room.

According to the NFPA, fire departments in the United States respond to a home fire every 86 seconds. On average, seven people per day died from home fires in the U.S.

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