is Fire Prevention Month in Alaska.Fire safety prevention may not sound like an exciting topic but its one that can
save your life and the lives of those you love.
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doesn't ...to put out.")
Dave Tyler, State Fire Marshall. He was in Kodiak recently to do a review of
area fire departments and to help draw attention to Fire Prevention Month.
many years, Alaska
has had one of the highest death rates by fire in the country. For that reason,
focuses an entire month on making people more aware of how to prevent fires.
The challenge of
fighting fires in communities throughout Alaska
led to the creation of project "Code Red" as Tyler explains:
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primary focus of fire prevention month is on teaching school children. Tyler hopes that the
children will take the message home with them.
-- (Fire Prevention 3 "It's
the responsibility ... that we're making.")
of the responsibilities of Kodiak's fire departments is to conduct inspections
and to enforce building codes. Something the State Fire Marshall says is usually
-- (Fire Prevention 4 "You
know ... of our goals.")
around 3,000 people died last year as a result of fires. Most of those deaths
were in homes with no working smoke alarms. Cooking is the leading cause of
home fires and that is usually caused by unattended cooking. Smoking is the
cause of one out of four fire deaths in the U.S. . Heating, electrical and
lighting equipment are the next biggest causes of home fires. Having working
smoke alarms at home doubles your chance of surviving a home fire. Having and
practicing a home escape plan greatly increases your chances of surviving a