Topics: National Fire Protection Association, Safety, Fire protection Pages: 2 (446 words) Published: April 14, 2013
Fire Prevention Week

Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has sponsored Fire Prevention Week. The 2012 Fire Prevention Week is October 7 – 13, and the theme is "Have 2 Ways Out!" To encourage observance of Fire Prevention Week, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Hudgens in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal's Office sponsors activities that support fire safety and prevention. Each year a statewide poster, fire safety tips calendar poster and two fire safety essay contests are conducted for Georgia students. The poster and fire safety tips calendar contests are designed for grades K – 5; the fire safety house essay contest is designed for grades K – 3. The fire safety essay contest is geared to grades 6 – 12. Additionally, Commissioner Hudgens and the State Fire Marshal urge schools and communities to participate in the annual statewide fire drill scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. for those schools that are able to participate on this day. If inclement weather, please reschedule the drill for the following Wednesday, October 17, 2012. If your school's schedule conflicts with the dates above, please conduct your fire drill anytime during the month of October.

Fire Prevention Week observances also include the 20th Annual Life, Fire and Safety Awards Luncheon. The 2012 sponsors are, the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, along with the Georgia Public Safety Educators Association, Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Georgia Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association, the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Georgia Fire Inspectors Association, Georgia Arson Control Program, Inc., Georgia Insurance Information Service, Georgia Propane Gas Association, Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, Atlanta Apartment Association, Inc., Georgia Hospital Association, Kidde...
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