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Practice fire safety year round

October 8, 2018

NORFOLK - “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware Fire can Happen Anywhere” that’s the theme for this year’s fire prevention week.

Norfolk Fire Marshal Terry Zwiebel says fire prevention week is a week dedicated solely to fire prevention throughout the United States.

Zwiebel says you should however practice fire safety year round and there are some things you can do around the home.

He says you should look at your homes and offices for fire hazards such as overloaded outlets, and any combustibles stored around any heat producing appliance.

Zwiebel says also keep up to date on replacing your smoke alarms every 10 years.

He says have a home escape plan with your family and practice it regularly in case of a fire.

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