Fire Prevention Week


October 11, 2023

Ill. DCFS distributes smoke alarms to 897 Illinois families this year, reminds the public to practice a home fire escape plan.

Fire Prevention WeekTM is Oct. 8-14, and Illinois DCFS is reminding everyone about the importance of creating a home fire escape plan and practicing that plan with the entire family so everyone knows what to do if the smoke alarm sounds.

DCFS launched a free statewide program in October 2019 to provide smoke alarms to families served by the department. As of August 31, DCFS has distributed 4,312 smoke alarms to families across Illinois, including 897 this year.


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