October 7th to 14th
The theme for this year’s campaign is:
This year’s campaign is aimed community-wide and asks that members of our communities visit vulnerable relatives, neighbours and friends and ensure they are mindful of fire safety, have working smoke alarms and have an escape plan in the event of a fire. We can all be #safertogether.
National Fire Safety Week is particularly significant for all in the fire services. It is an opportunity to engage the public on fire safety issues and to attempt to influence them towards safe behaviour. In keeping with previous years, the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management held a joint launch with Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service. National Fire Safety Week was officially launched at Central Fire Station, Bankmore Street, Belfast BT7 1AQ on Monday 7th October 2019 at 10:30am.
Minister for Housing Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy while speaking at the launch said, “This year’s theme, ‘Safer Together’, is a welcome reminder that we all have a part to play to keep ourselves, and each other, safe from the dangers of fire. Leitrim County Council through its fire service has always taken a proactive role in promoting fire safety during this special week. All fire fighters and senior fire officers will work together to promote fire safety. On average 32 people die in Ireland each year as a result of fire with the very young and elderly being the most vulnerable. House fires account for the vast majority of the fire fatalities and persons aged over 50 account for more than 50% of the fatalities.
Leitrim County Council will continue to implement our successful programme of events in Leitrim for National Fire Safety Week. The full list of activities planned for National Fire Safety Week in Leitrim is available here; Fire Safety Week 2019 - programme of events.pdf (size 71.7 KB)
· Talks to Active Age groups
· Visits to Primary schools
· Visits to Secondary schools
· Fire awareness campaigns using road signage at various locations around the county
· Fire safety stand and fire safety literature in Aras an Chontae
· Fire safety information on Leitrim County Council website,Facebook and Twitter accounts
· Distribution of fire safety leaflets and smoke alarm testers to members of the public on Saturday.
· Availability of fire safety leaflets in different languages at fire stations and Aras an Chontae.
This year we will also promoting the new fire safety education programme designed for post primary students as part of the ‘BFireSafe@Schools’ Erasmus project. National Fire Safety Week was launched locally in Leitrim by Council Chairperson, Enda McGloin and Director of Services Vincent Dwyer.
Further information can be found on the links below:
http://www.facebook.com/Fire Safety Ireland
http://www.facebook.com/Leitrim County Council/fire safety week
http://www.twitter.com/leitrim County Council/firesafetyweek