This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m sure you remember – if you were lucky, on a school day, you could miss out on your least favorite class due to a fire drill. Fire drills are a fact of life for our kids at school, and many of our employers have fire drills. But do you have fire drills at home? I know we haven’t done that here – even though our home is where most fires occur. 9 in 10 structure fires actually occur in the home (National Fire ProtectionAssociation), and more than 8 in 10 fire–related deaths result from home fires (SafeKids Worldwide). So our habit of not having home fire drills is changing right now! Saturday, October 15, is Home Fire Drill Day!
Nationwide Make Safe Happen, with the members of the Make Safe Happen Advisory Council, are launching this day to help ensure that American families and children know escape plans and are prepared in the event of a home fire, which are more common during the fall and winter.