Summit Mayor Nora Radest presents a proclamation to Summit Fire Department Deputy Chief Donald Nelson and Lieutenant Joseph Moschello, fire prevention coordinator, designating October 6 - 12 as 'Fire Safety Week' in the Hilltop City.
The Summit Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote 2019 'Fire Prevention Week' campaign: “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The goal of the campaign is to educate the community about the small but important actions people can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. While NFPA and the Summit Fire Department are focusing on home fires, these messages apply to virtually any location.
In 2017, U.S. Fire Departments responded to 357,000 home structure fires and, between 2102-16, an average of seven people died in a home fire per day.
“Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they are,” explains Summit Fire Chief Eric Evers. “When entering a new location, I always advise people to look around for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.”
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