October 7, 2013
Each year, residential house fires affect thousands of families throughout western New York. The Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain that numerous organizations throughout the nation and state are working to raise awareness about the dangers posed by house fires. They are also educating families about how to prevent fires and their associated injuries.
The National Fire Protection Association has named the week of Oct. 6-12 as Fire Prevention Week. As part of the organization’s campaign, they have released several public service announcements that offer such tips as creating a kid-free zone around all stoves and fireplaces in the home. Families are urged to install smoke detectors in each room as well.
William Mattar Law Offices wants to ensure each family has access to free smoke detectors in western New York. Anyone who wishes to participate in the William Mattar Fire Prevention Program can register by emailing a completed registration form. Once this is completed, participants will receive certificates for the units, which can be redeemed at Ed Young’s True Value Hardware in Williamsville.
The firm encourages families to protect themselves by regularly checking the batteries on any smoke detectors installed in a home, as well as creating an escape plan and family meeting point in case a fire does occur.