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Oct. 7, 2011CHILLICOTHE, MO |  By: NUELLE

National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week begins this Sunday and the Chillicothe Fire Department is promoting the event.

With the winter months approaching people should remember how important it is to prevent a fire in the home. Also remember it is good to have an escape plan with the family. In 2009, according to the National Fire Protection Agency a home structure fire occurred every 87 seconds across the US. Les Hennon is with the Chillicothe Fire Department and says it's a time for citizens to get involved as well.

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National Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance lasting 85 years.