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October is Fire Prevention Month in Bartow County, GA

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

October is fire prevention month in Bartow County, GA October is fire prevention month in Bartow County, so let's all do our part in keeping this fall fire free!

October is Fire Prevention Month and an excellent time to examine the emergency preparedness plans for your home or business, including your fire escape plan. Do you have a fire escape Plan? Have you changed your smoke alarm batteries within the last year? Are you prepared for whatever happens?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sets aside a designated week each October to focus on fire prevention. This year Fire Prevention Week is October 4th through the 10th. The 2020 theme is, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” This topic works to educate everyone about the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves, and those around them, safe in the kitchen.

Did you know? 

Cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries, according to NFPA. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. NFPA notes that once a fire alarm goes off “you could have less than two minutes to get out safely,” yet only 8 percent of people surveyed said getting out was the first thought they had after hearing a fire alarm go off. Creating, implementing, and practicing a fire escape plan for your home or business may be the difference between safely and tragedy. Make a plan today!

As the number one choice in cleanup and restoration, we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise to help ensure you stay safe, informed, and ready for any disaster that comes your way. The time to prepare is now. Call SERVPRO of Bartow County to make sure your home and business are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Keep Fall Fire Free

The fall season brings cooler temperatures, beautiful colors, and abundance of outdoor activities. Plan ahead this season to help ensure it is safe and fire-free.

  • It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-powered candle in a jack-o-lantern. Extreme caution must be used if you choose to use a traditional candle.
  • Fall decorations, like dried flowers and cornstalks, are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations away from open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.
  • Remember safety first when choosing a Halloween costume and consider avoiding billowing fabrics which may pose hazards.
  • Keep emergency exits clear of decorations so that nothing blocks escape routes.
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, and be sure they know how to STOP, DROP, and ROLL in the event that their clothing catches fire.

Facts and information provided by the National Fire Protection Association, nfpa.org

The holiday season is a time for gathering with friends and family to enjoy fellowship and quality time. As the weather outside turns frightful, we rely on the warmth of our homes to host gatherings with loved ones. Of course, if disaster does strike during the holiday season, SERVPRO of Bartow County is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SERVPRO of Bartow County cares about the Bartow County community and wants everyone to be prepared and well educated in fire safety. In the event of a home fire, everyone's number one goal should be escaping the fire safely. Belongings and personal items can be replaced, but lives can’t be replaced. SERVPRO of Bartow County can help you and your family recover after a fire by restoring your property and rebuilding your homes structure.

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Bartow County is close by and ready to respond to your smoke or fire damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Cartersville community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

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For more information on Fire Safety check out some of our previous blogs: “Smoke Alarms Save Bartow County Lives”; “Fire Prevention: Not Every Hero Wears a Cape”; “Every Second Counts in a Cartersville House fire”; “Celebrate Safely This Fourth Of July”; “How to Inspect a Fire Extinguisher

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