The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and local State Farm Agent Christy Winter are teaming up with the Peru Fire Department to support Fire Prevention Week, an annual public awareness campaign that promotes critical home fire safety messages. NFPA has been the official sponsor of the campaign for more than 90 years.
The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. Fire Prevention Week runs Oct. 4-11. Kits for the program, used by the fire departments to teach fire safety to elementary school children, contain educational fire prevention materials about kitchen fires for homeowners and children.