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Fire Prevention Week 2022

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the Clifton Fire Department and FMBA 21 reminds residents that

“Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.™”

October 2022 – Clifton FMBA 21 is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape TM”,  works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.  

“Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA.

Clifton FMBA 21 encourages all residents to embrace the 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme.

“It’s important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance, so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different,” said (Your name, title). “Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them!”

Clifton Fire Department and FMBA 21 want to share these key home fire escape planning tips:

  • Make sure your plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
  • Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from your home where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night.

For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit fpw.org and sparky.org.

Fire Prevention Week Photos 2016 from School 12

This week the Clifton Fire Department has visited all schools and day cares in town to teach children about Fire Prevention. Children learned the importance of the 9-1-1 system and were also given instruction to practice fire drills in their homes. Students also were reminded to have their parents check the batteries in their smoke detectors. The below photos are of Lieutenant Charles Stauhs, FF Frank Yodice, FF John Bradley, and FF Angie Tirado,  of Ladder Company 3 giving a presentation at School 12 and the School 12 Annex.

Fire Prevention Week 2016

This week the Clifton Fire Department has visited all schools and day cares in town to teach children about Fire Prevention. Children learned the importance of the 9-1-1 system and were also given instruction to practice fire drills in their homes. Students also were reminded to have their parents check the batteries in their smoke detectors. The below photos are of Captain Frank Prezioso, FF John Beard (FMBA 21 Union President), and FF Dylan Maresca of Ladder Company 3.

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Above is a photo of FF Steve Kochik and FF Bill Lauritano of Engine Company 2.

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