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Thank You First Responders, Crime Prevention Month, and Happy Halloween!

October 1, 2021

National Fire Prevention Week and National First Responder Day

During the whole week of October 9th, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsors the observance of Fire Prevention Week to spread fire prevention awareness and educate families on how to stay safe in the event of a fire. Regulation today calls for requiring fire evacuation procedures, exit signs, fire alarms and extinguishers in buildings. Not only is it important to have standard procedures in place for businesses, schools, and other industries, but it’s also important to have some sort of procedure in your home.

Fire prevention procedures you can set up with your family:

  • Educate your kids on the importance of fire safety and what to do in an event of a fire. Create an emergency evacuation plan and fire drill and frequently practice it with your kids.
  • Equip your home with devices such as Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Firefighters and Fire Extinguishers and point out any potential fire hazards throughout your home.
  • Ensure your smoke and carbon detectors and other fire detecting devices are working and communicating properly and batteries are replaced once to twice a year. Check out this video on how to replace your Firefighter batteries and check out this video on how to replace your Smoke Detector batteries yourself!

National First Responder Day is October 28th and is a designated day announced by Congress to honor the firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and all who are first on the scene during emergency situations. The Trinity team would like to recognize the hard work and bravery displayed by countless men and women that dedicate their lives to keeping our community and families safe in times of distress.

The Importance of Monitored Fire Protection for Your Home

In the event of a fire or monoxide emergency, your smoke, CO detectors, and Firefighters work together to send a signal to your keypad alerting our central station that there is an emergency. Our central station team then calls you and your emergency contact list and notifies the fire department to dispatch immediately. Incorporating monitored fire protection into your home not only allows for peace-of-mind knowing that your home is under 24/7 monitored fire protection but can also save your life and your home.

October is Crime Prevention Month

October is National Crime Prevention Month designated by the National Crime Prevention Council in 1984. Since then, the council has been working with local law enforcement, schools, businesses, and other organizations to help spread the word about crime prevention and personal safety. Their slogan, “Take a Bite out of Crime” alongside their Crime Dog, McGruff, spread important messages about bullying, firearm safety, home security, and more.

One way that you can spread the word about safety in your community is by getting your whole neighborhood behind professional home security. From stopping porch pirates to preventing car or home break-ins, home security can help burglars to steer clear of your home and your neighborhood.

  • Burglars look for unsecured entrances

Install cameras on the outside of your home and a video doorbell so that any potential burglars are stopped right in their tracks.

  • Burglars wait until you go to work or you’re out of the house

To reduce their chances of being detected, burglars follow the same hours as you do. Most residential burglaries happen during daytime hours, when homes are unoccupied and unprotected. With a Trinity security system, you’ll always be aware of any unusual activity even if you’re not home with automatic mobile alerts.

You won’t be the only one guarding your home…your Trinity system is under 24-hour professional monitoring by our Central Station. If there’s a break-in at your home, your system will signal for help and a security professional will dispatch police to your home immediately.

  • Burglars actively assess a home’s level of protection

They look for security yard signs, cameras, motion-detected lights. They also check to see if your neighbors have cameras that they might get caught in.

Happy Halloween!

If you’re getting your home ready for the spooky season, Halloween is an exciting holiday for the kids but it’s also one of the most dangerous as it may carry a high chance of fires and damage to your home as well as safety risks for the kids.

  • If you have candy to pass out, make sure your home is well lit for any potential trick-or-treaters to know that you’re home and ready to hand out some sweet treats.
  • Make sure your kids have flashlights, reflective and fire resistant clothing, and most importantly that they are never left unattended.
  • Use caution when lighting and putting out your fall scented candles and ensure decorations are fire resistant.
  • Keep your pets in a comfortable area of your home to prevent stress and contain excitement from unfamiliar people walking to and from your home.
  • Even if you’re vaccinated or not, practice safe social distancing, wear a mask and wash hands frequently.

Sources:

www.nfpa.org

www.ncpc.org/programs/crime-prevention-month/

 

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