Blacks Suffer Higher Rates Of Fire-Related Deaths

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To combat the growing problem, the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF) is preparing to launch “No Child Left Alone,” a fire safety and awareness campaign during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9.

According to a press release issued by the group, the campaign will focus on informing caregivers about the dangers of leaving children at home alone and provide fire-safety information. The USFA has awarded the IABPFF a grant to implement the “No Child Left Alone” campaign in cities across the nation with high numbers of African Americans and Spanish-speaking communities.

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