Home fires are the biggest public safety threat facing American families today, with one home fire reported every 86 seconds in 2015.
The IAFF has partnered with Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program to promote an annual public safety campaign – National Home Fire Drill Day – to help raise awareness and encourage families to be more prepared when it comes to fire safety.
Home Fire Drill Day takes place on the last day of Fire Prevention Week (October 10-14, 2017) – so this year, the date is Saturday, October 14, 2017.
With the help of expert partners, Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program has developed a series of interactive fire drill games available at HomeFireDrillDay.com that parents can play with their children – from racing the clock, to practicing in the dark or to crawling out of the house as quickly as possible – making this potentially life-saving activity fun, effective and easy.
For more information on Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen initiative to prevent childhood injuries, download the Make Safe Happen app to make your home safer with room-to-room safety checklists and links to recommended products. You can also create to-do lists, set reminders and track your progress.