Oct. 3-9 is National Fire Prevention Week. The theme this year is "It''s Fire Prevention Week. Test Your Smoke Detector."
According to Michael Swain of Environmental Health and Safety, the importance of properly operating smoke detectors was tragically shown this week with the devastating fire in Dennis, Mass. where a family of five died.
"It appears the smoke detectors in the home were not operating. Take a few minutes to test your home detectors. If you have any questions contact your local fire department. Have a safe and happy Fire Prevention Week," says Swain.