October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week across the U.S. The theme this year is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.” This focuses on essential ways to prevent, but also quickly and safely escape home fires.

From the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal:

Over the next few days, the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, along with your local fire departments and districts, will be publishing various statistics and tips on this year’s theme through a variety of graphics, pictures and videos.  These will be shared via social media platforms. A number of fire prevention community events and presentations are also scheduled to take place each day. Those range from school and senior community visits to fire station open houses and a parade.

 For more information about Fire Prevention Week, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.