National Fire Prevention Week is observed in the United States and in the West Hazleton Area during the week in which October 9th falls. Every year, the WHFD, and Fire Prevention sponsors around our local area, call on all citizens, young or old, to be #WHFDSmart by providing education and life safety material, and presentations. The National Fire Prevention Week was established in 1925, and has been a yearly tradition ever since.
The West Hazleton Fire Department believes that Fire Prevention is year-round. The West Hazleton Fire Department is committed to making sure that every borough resident is prepared in case a fire were to happen in their residence. WHFD will install up to 4 Smoke Detectors in your house free of charge, and educate you on making sure you and your family are safe in case of emergency.
The WHFD has tips to make sure you live in a safe environment by practicing fire safety.
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Make sure to test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries. Have a fire escape plan, and practice the plan at least twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, Get Out, Stay Out, and Call For Help. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.