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Fire Prevention Week
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Pembroke Pines Fire Prevention Poster Contest
This year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years," represents the final of the campaign's three-year effort to educate children and the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

Elementary school students throughout Pembroke Pines will have a chance to compete in the Fire Department’s annual Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest.  Winners of the contest will be awarded trophies and their posters are being displayed from October 10-13, 2016 at City Hall during Fire Prevention Week. This is a great opportunity for children to show their creative talents and get them thinking about fire safety at the same time.

Here's what you need to know!
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of your home.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
  • Make sure everyone in your home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.   
  • Make a home escape plan.
  • Discuss and practice the plan with everyone in your home.
  • If the smoke alarm sounds, GET OUT AND STAY OUT.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.    
  • To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.  
                    
Visit www.firepreventionweek.org for more information and safety tips.