Paul Davis Restoration Franchise Offices in Florida to Participate in National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9

Company Launches $10,000 Video Contest to Promote Fire Safety to Florida Students

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a leading provider of fire, water and mold damage restoration services for residential and commercial properties, along with the company's Florida offices, will be participating in National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) National Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9. Paul Davis is providing consumers with tips for the Fire Prevention Week theme, Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with.

In addition, the Paul Davis offices in Florida are participating in Paul Davis Restoration, Inc.'s $10,000 "The Fire Safety Project" video contest to draw awareness to the importance of fire safety and to recognize the life-saving efforts of fire professionals throughout the state. The contest coincides with NFPA's campaign and invites Florida students currently enrolled in public or private educational institutions, K-12 and colleges and universities, to enter. Visit www.thefiresafetyproject.com.

This year's campaign theme strives to educate the public on how smoke alarms save lives and why they should be installed and maintained in every home. According to the NFPA, working smoke alarms can cut the chances of dying in a fire in half.

Paul Davis Restoration actively participates in National Fire Prevention Month every year and recommends that property owners protect themselves and their loved ones by following fire safety tips to help safeguard their homes and offices. The Florida Paul Davis office participation in The Fire Safety Project video contest is designed to encourage students throughout the state to observe fire safety practices. Visit www.firepreventionweek.org for safety tips, statistical information, etc.

Tips for smoke alarm safety:

  • Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of the home
  • Change the batteries in smoke alarms regularly
  • Never remove or disable smoke alarms
  • Hire a licensed electrician or contractor to install hard-wired multiple-station alarms
  • Wireless alarms can be installed by the homeowner
  • Test smoke alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button
  • Install specially-designed smoke alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Develop a family plan to include an escape route for getting out of the house
  • Conduct a home "Fire Drill" annually to practice evacuating the family and pets

If individuals need help with smoke alarms and fire safety, talk to a professional in the restoration and emergency services industry. Properly licensed individuals and companies can be located through leading industry organizations like The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

About Paul Davis:

Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. is a national franchisor and leading provider of water, fire, and mold cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial properties since 1966. Paul Davis Restoration has franchise locations throughout North America with owners and technicians who are certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

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