Willis Highlights Preparedness During National Fire Prevention Week

NORTHLAKE, Ill. – With fire being one of the most expensive and dangerous disasters one could face, state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, is encouraging Illinois residents to learn how to prevent fires, as well as prepare for them, during National Fire Prevention Week.

“Fires can be one of the most traumatic disasters to occur to families,” Willis said. “Unfortunately, many people are caught in fires and they need to know what to do in case one happens in their home or business.”

The theme for this year’s National Fire Prevention Week is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out,” emphasizing the importance of planning escape routes in your home and workplace if a fire were to occur. The theme also focuses on the need for parents to teach their children the routes of escape.

“We need to work to educate both adults and children the importance of fire safety,” Willis continued. “By working towards both prevention and planning, we can work towards saving lives.”

For more information on National Fire Prevention Week, visit firepreventionweek.org.

Willis is serving her third term in the Illinois General Assembly as State Representative of the 77th District, which includes O’Hare Airport and portions of Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, and Wood Dale.