It’s National Fire Prevention Week. And Florida fire officials are reminding people to make a plan for how they’d escape a fire in or around their homes.
On Tuesday, the Florida cabinet passed a resolution recognizing Fire Prevention Week in the state. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who also serves as the State Fire Marshall, says, in Florida, fires destroy homes and lives every day.
“Last year, there were 69,000 fires, and we lost 136 lives. Fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally," he said.