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This week, Fire Prevention Week kicks off in Chattanooga, TN

By AMY MAXWELL, Correspondent | October 04, 2021 | TENNESSEE

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This morning, Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management stand with the Chattanooga Fire Department at the Fireman's Fountain to kick off FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, October 3 through 9th. Both agencies urges everyone to test their smoke alarms and practice their escape plan in the event of a house fire. This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. This theme puts a focus on educating kids and adults about smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms sound different from each other and save lives.

“House fires haven’t stopped during this pandemic and neither has the need to prevent fire tragedies. During Fire Prevention week, test your smoke alarms and practice your family escape plans to help protect you and your family,” says HCOEM Director Chris Adams.

According to a NFPA report, working smoke alarms reduce the risk of dying in a fire by more than half.

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This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.