October is fire prevention and safety month. October 9, 1871 was the Chicago Fire that devastated that city. Below are tips to focus on during each week of this month.
10/1-10/8 Please be sure to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Batteries should be changed twice a year, usually around daylight savings time changes.
10/9-10/15 Don't wait, check the date. Check the Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors manufacturers dates. The units should be replaced every 10 years.
10/16-10/22 Have an emergency escape plan for your family. Practice fire drills and have a meeting place to account for everyone.
10/23-10/31 Discuss disaster preparedness. Weather/catastrophe/interrupted services. Are there enough supplies available to withstand several days without normal conveniences?