Honolulu—In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui today presented a proclamation to the Hawaii State Fire Council.
The theme for Fire Prevention Week, which takes place from October 6-12, is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.”
“During Fire Prevention Week, I encourage everyone to review and practice their escape plan and take steps to increase their safety from fire, especially in their homes,” said Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui.
“We hope that raising awareness of kitchen fires will encourage the public to take greater care while cooking and decrease the number of kitchen fires from occurring,” said Fire Chief Manuel Neves, Chair of the Hawaii State Fire Council (SFC).
Cooking fires accounted for 44 percent of the total residential structure fires and 25 percent of civilian injuries from June 2010 to June 2013.
The SFC is comprised of the Fire Chiefs from the four counties. The SFC’s primary mission is to develop a comprehensive fire service emergency management network for the protection of life, property, and the environment throughout the State of Hawaii.