"Take Five" Steps to Fire Safety

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue commemorated Fire Prevention Week, October 15, 2011. Annually, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsors this event with a theme. Last year’s theme was “Protect Your Family From Fire.” Sioux Falls Fire Rescue supplemented this theme with five key steps to fire safety in the home.


Fire Prevention held a news conference on Friday, October 7, at 8 a.m. to provide an overview and answer questions on fire safety. During the work week (October 10–14), Fire Prevention provided daily press releases with a different topic. Each day encouraging the community to “Take Five” with a new topic specific to area residents. The campaign continued through the holiday season.