National Fire Prevention Week 2019

Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has publicly sponsored Fire Prevention Week. This week long campaign is always observed the week of October 9th in memory of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that killed more than 250 people and left over 100,000 homeless. Each year, this week is dedicated to increasing public awareness about fire prevention and safety. 

Whether working in an office or a construction site, fire extinguishers should be properly stored and available. However, many do not know how to correctly use an extinguisher. Please review and share this step by step guide on how to properly use a fire extinguisher:


No matter the location, knowing how to stay safe when a fire occurs can mean the difference between life and death. There are simple steps everyone, including children, should know in order to escape if there is a fire emergency. Please visit the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) page on best practices for making an escape plan:


Site Safety offers a variety of fire prevention services. From Fire Prevention Plans, Fire Safety Management, and a variety of training courses covering fire safety topics, we are experts in keeping your employees and jobsite safe from fires. For more information on how Site Safety can assist your company with fire safety, please call 212-683-7200 or email

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