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State Farm, City of Jackson, TN Fire Department serve up Kitchen Safety

October 5, 2020

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Alan Brown are teaming up with the City of Jackson Fire Department to support Fire Prevention Week, an annual public awareness campaign promoting home fire safety. The kickoff took place on Monday, October 5, 2020 at City of Jackson, TN Fire Department, 720 S. Highland Ave, Jackson, TN 38301./p>

State Farm Agents are delivering Fire Prevention Week toolkits to more than 2500 fire departments across the country, including the Jackson Fire Department. Each toolkit includes resources for Fire Prevention Week (October 4-10, 2020), including brochures, magnets, posters and more. The Fire Department will be sharing these resources with schools and communities this fall in support of the campaign./p>

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” focuses on cooking fire safety. Home cooking fires represent the leading cause of all fires with nearly half – 49 percent – happening in the kitchen. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of these fires./p>

“The good news is that the majority of kitchen fires are highly preventable,” said State Farm Agent Alan Brown./p>

“These great kits will help our fire departments spread the news to always stay focused when you’re in the kitchen and never leave the kitchen unattended.”/p>

Key messages around this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign will include the following:

  • Keep a close eye on what you’re cooking; never leave cooking unattended
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — at least three feet away from your stovetop.
  • Be on alert. If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.

  • For more information about Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” visit www.fpw.org.

    To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Jackson, contact the Jackson Fire Department at 731-425-8690. For more general information about Fire Safety, visit the City of Jackson Fire Department.

    Find out more about State Farm Agent Alan Brown DowntownAlanBrown.com.

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