MI Prevention

MI Prevention MI Prevention seeks to decrease the number of fire deaths, injuries, and property loss in Michigan. Our page is for you. We encourage you to share our saftey tips and prevention education to help share with our communities.
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Have the power to stay safe!As holidays and colder weather approaches, we are plugging in more and more items for Christ...
11/20/2020

Have the power to stay safe!
As holidays and colder weather approaches, we are plugging in more and more items for Christmas and using heaters.
#Firesafetytips for your electrical safety

#Michigan #electricity #family #christmastree #heaters #holidays #parents #smokealarms

Electrical safety tips for Hunters this season#firesafetytips #Michigan #electrical #electricity #prevention #staysafe #...
11/19/2020

Electrical safety tips for Hunters this season

#firesafetytips #Michigan #electrical #electricity #prevention #staysafe #hunterseason #hunters

As many families live together, it is important to discuss home fire safety together, keeping everyone involved in your ...
11/18/2020

As many families live together, it is important to discuss home fire safety together, keeping everyone involved in your escape plan.
Have working smoke alarms and practice your escape plan.

#generations #families #parents #seniors #firesafetytips #escapeplan #3min #smokealarms

Keeping portable heaters turned off when you’re not home will reduce home fires. Keep anything that can catch fire 3 fee...
11/17/2020

Keeping portable heaters turned off when you’re not home will reduce home fires.
Keep anything that can catch fire 3 feet from heater.

#Michigan #heaters #winter #staysafeandwarm #firesafetytips #coldweather #homefires #family #besafe

Practicing fire prevention safety habits with your portable heater.Keep 3 feet away from any item that could catch fire....
11/16/2020

Practicing fire prevention safety habits with your portable heater.
Keep 3 feet away from any item that could catch fire.

Have working smoke alarms in each bedroom and each level.

#Michigan #MIPrevention #heaters #winter #coldweather #family #firesafetytips #staywarmandsafe

This month and for the next several weeks, hunting season is upon us.  Consider CO detectors and Smoke Alarms in any cab...
11/15/2020

This month and for the next several weeks, hunting season is upon us.
Consider CO detectors and Smoke Alarms in any cabin you stay in.

MI Prevention hopes your hunting season is safe and successful

#Michigan #hunting #safety #firearms #bowhunting #deer #family #orange

#DYK that careless smoking is the leading reported cause of fatal fires in #Michigan? Only smoke outside and always full...
11/15/2020

#DYK that careless smoking is the leading reported cause of fatal fires in #Michigan?
Only smoke outside and always fully extinguish smoking materials.
Have working smoke alarms in each bedroom n on every level.

#smoking #prevention #smokealarmssavelives #family #parents #seniors #O2 #firesafetytips

Normally, the small amounts of CO released by heating equipment in the home are vented outside and do not build up insid...
11/14/2020
2 in critical condition after carbon-monoxide leak in home

Normally, the small amounts of CO released by heating equipment in the home are vented outside and do not build up inside, but when the air circulating your rooms and heating systems is not properly vented, or when there is a leakage that causes the rate of CO buildup to be greater than that of the venting, the high levels of carbon monoxide displace oxygen in the blood, resulting in CO poisoning – a blockage of normal oxygen delivery to the tissues.

CO is very dangerous, and is often called the “silent killer” because it is hard to detect it until it is too late.

Have working CO detectors on each level of your home .
#NCOAA #michigan #medical #COpoisoning #prevention #family #seniors #parents

The victims were unconscious and had stopped breathing when rescuers pulled them outside.

Some interesting facts based on our data and disabled victims Only 40% of these victims had smoke alarms!Working smoke a...
11/13/2020

Some interesting facts based on our data and disabled victims
Only 40% of these victims had smoke alarms!

Working smoke alarms gives you early notification to escape your home.

#Smokealarms #Michigan #family #smoking #escapeplan #parents #disabilities

11/12/2020

Did you know that careless smoking is the #1 cause of #michigan fatal fires?
Do not smoke around medical oxygen

#fireprevention #O2 #firesafetytips #smoking #parents #disabilities #seniors #medical

To all that served and are still serving, we thank you!#VeteransDay #veterans #MIPrevention #Michigan #fireservice
11/11/2020

To all that served and are still serving, we thank you!
#VeteransDay #veterans #MIPrevention #Michigan #fireservice

Know the symptoms of CO poisoningIf you are concerned you have a CO leak, call your local fire departmentHave working CO...
11/11/2020

Know the symptoms of CO poisoning
If you are concerned you have a CO leak, call your local fire department
Have working CO Detectors on each level of your home
#NCOAA #COSafety #family #parents #kids #home #appliances #firesafetytips #winter

#testitTuesday Great day to practice your fire escape plan with the family.Practicing your escape plan builds memory mus...
11/10/2020

#testitTuesday
Great day to practice your fire escape plan with the family.
Practicing your escape plan builds memory muscle which will help you under stress if your home is on fire.
#practicemakesperfect #family #3min #escapeplan #kids #smokealarms

As we prep for the winter, have your appliances checked for CO leaks.Have working CO detectors on each level of your hom...
11/09/2020

As we prep for the winter, have your appliances checked for CO leaks.
Have working CO detectors on each level of your home
#COsafety #family #firepreventiontips #NCOAA #appliances #home #parents

More and more schools are moving back to virtual and working from home is more prevalent. A few electrical safety tips t...
11/08/2020

More and more schools are moving back to virtual and working from home is more prevalent.
A few electrical safety tips to help make your family fire safe .

Have working smoke alarms

#electrical #home #family #firesafetytips #kids #school #work #teens #parents #smokealarms

11/06/2020

Did you know CO poisoning is a silent killer?
NCOAA and MIPrevention wants you to be CO safe
Have working CO detectors on each level of your home.

Call you local Fire Department if your concerned about a CO leak

#CO #silentkiller #appliances #garage #family #firesafetytips #

Did you know that Thursday's, Saturday's and Sunday's are the deadliest days for fires in #Michigan? Make sure you have ...
11/06/2020

Did you know that Thursday's, Saturday's and Sunday's are the deadliest days for fires in #Michigan? Make sure you have working smoke alarms and plan/practice your escape plan.
#Friday #FireSafetyTips #EscapePlan #SmokeAlarmsSaveLives #familyfirst #parents

Careless Smoking is #Michigan's number one cause of fatal fires. Did you know that 75% of these fires occurred in the li...
11/06/2020

Careless Smoking is #Michigan's number one cause of fatal fires. Did you know that 75% of these fires occurred in the living room?
Properly dispose of your cigarettes and do not smoke in bed.
#smoking #firesafetytips #haveworkingsmokealarms #

A look at what is happening in #Michigan with Fire deaths and how you can educate your family.Have working smoke alarms ...
11/05/2020

A look at what is happening in #Michigan with Fire deaths and how you can educate your family.
Have working smoke alarms and practice your escape plan
#family #firesafetytips #parents #kids #prevention #escapeplan #fires #smoking #cooking #electrical

Few safety tips on Downed Power lines:Downed power lines are deadly, always assume they are live. #power #FireSafetyTips...
11/04/2020

Few safety tips on Downed Power lines:
Downed power lines are deadly, always assume they are live.
#power #FireSafetyTips #electrical #accidents #prevention #safe #storms

11/03/2020

Don't forgot to turn off the stove top if you leave your kitchen.
Did you know cooking fires are #Michigan's #2 cause of fires?

#prevention #firesafetytips #cooking #family #kitchen #know2waysout #workingsmokealarmssavelives

11/02/2020

Did you know that more home fires occur between 6pm and 6am?

Practicing Escape plans are key to surviving a home fire. Practicing the plan often, different times of the day and night and out of bedroom windows.
Have working smoke alarms!

#escapeplan #3min #smokealarms #family

Clocks back mean Family Fire Safety check.Do you have working smoke alarms?Do you have a family escape plan?Have you pra...
11/01/2020

Clocks back mean Family Fire Safety check.

Do you have working smoke alarms?
Do you have a family escape plan?
Have you practiced?
Where is your meeting spot outside?

Call you local fire department if you need help with your fire safety check.
#Firesafetytips #Family #safe

Hope the kids are not full of sugar as you wind down your evening and remember it is Fall Back Saturday!Check back with ...
11/01/2020

Hope the kids are not full of sugar as you wind down your evening and remember it is Fall Back Saturday!

Check back with us in the morning for Fire Prevention Tips for "Change the Clocks Back" Sunday.

#fallbacksaturday #changetheclocksback #gainanhour #winterisuponus

Nighttime is approaching, Be Halloween Safe#Candles #fireprevention #firesafetytips #sparky #nighttime #dark #flashlight...
10/31/2020

Nighttime is approaching, Be Halloween Safe

#Candles #fireprevention #firesafetytips #sparky #nighttime #dark #flashlights #smokealarms #glowsticks #kids #teens #family #Halloween2020

Have fun this Halloween and be Covid safe with the family.What is your favorite Candy Bar?#KitKatsAreMyFavorite#Hallowee...
10/31/2020

Have fun this Halloween and be Covid safe with the family.
What is your favorite Candy Bar?
#KitKatsAreMyFavorite
#Halloween2020 #Halloweensafety #Havefunkids #costumes

SFM Kevin Sehlmeyer discusses fire safety, escape plans and how fast fire spreads.#FireSafetyTips #fire #EscapePlan #fam...
10/30/2020
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SFM Kevin Sehlmeyer discusses fire safety, escape plans and how fast fire spreads.
#FireSafetyTips #fire #EscapePlan #family #kids

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way, my sons became relentless in what I often refer to as “light rebellion.” It’s not like they were knocking over liquor stores or stealing cars. No, my children became adamantly against anything I ever deemed to be “healthy....

Happy Halloween this weekend Everyone. Look for Halloween safety tomorrow morning and change the clock backs this weeken...
10/30/2020

Happy Halloween this weekend Everyone.
Look for Halloween safety tomorrow morning and change the clock backs this weekend.
#halloween2020 #firstresponders #family #kids #FireSafetyTips

Emphasize “get out, stay out.” Only professional firefighters should enter a building that is on fire—even if other fami...
10/30/2020

Emphasize “get out, stay out.” Only professional firefighters should enter a building that is on fire—even if other family members, pets or prized possessions are inside.
#getoutstayout #escapeplan #fire #family #fireprevention #firesafetytips

Fire is dark and children should practice feeling their way out of the home. You can practice in the dark, with a blindf...
10/29/2020

Fire is dark and children should practice feeling their way out of the home. You can practice in the dark, with a blindfold or with their eyes closed.
#night #escapeplan #fire #family #practice #teens #kids #firesafetytips

10/28/2020

As we are wrapping up Fire Prevention Month on #Cooking Safety, learn a few more tips on how your family can make the #kitchen a safer place.
#firepreventionmonth #firesafetytips #smokealarms #escapeplans #kids #teens #family #parents #apartments #home

Strong work by Grand Traverse Metro FD as #Michigan has a Happy Resident with a new Bed Shaker Alarm.#Disability #Disabi...
10/28/2020

Strong work by Grand Traverse Metro FD as #Michigan has a Happy Resident with a new Bed Shaker Alarm.
#Disability #Disabilityawareness #Mobility #Senior #fireprevention #firesafetytips #smokealarmssavelives #MIPrevention

In #Michigan recently people, including children, have died in house fires because they were unable to open the windows....
10/28/2020

In #Michigan recently people, including children, have died in house fires because they were unable to open the windows. Make sure they can open and operate all windows and doors.
#practice #escapeplan #fires #family #kids #teens #firesafetytips #fireprevention #3min

Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home, and where to meet up outside. Ha...
10/27/2020

Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home, and where to meet up outside.

Have you discussed fire safety with your parents? What mobility issues would you parents have in their escape plan?
#parents #seniors #firesafetytips #family

Practice your fire escape plan at least twice a year and at different times of the day. Practice waking up to smoke alar...
10/26/2020

Practice your fire escape plan at least twice a year and at different times of the day.
Practice waking up to smoke alarms, low crawling and meeting outside.
Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.
#escapeplans #family #kids #teens #parents

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611 W. Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI

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MI Prevention, formerly the Michigan Community Risk Reduction Task Force, was created in 2017. Our mission is to provide sustainable community risk reduction programs to minimize fire deaths, injuries, and property loss within the state of Michigan. We will achieve our goals by fostering collaborative relationships, implementing education programs, and through community outreach. Learn more at www.Michigan.gov/MiPrevention.

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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About MI Prevention

MI Prevention, formerly the Michigan Community Risk Reduction Task Force, was created in 2017. Our mission is to provide sustainable community risk reduction programs to minimize fire deaths, injuries, and property loss within the state of Michigan. We will achieve our goals by fostering collaborative relationships, implementing education programs, and through community outreach.

Thanks to the hard work of more than 80 task force volunteers, a FEMA fire prevention grant has been awarded for the MI Prevention program initiated by the State of Michigan, Bureau of Fire Services to implement the installation of smoke and CO alarms in at-risk homes statewide. Our approach on fire safety includes installing smoke and CO alarms, as well as, a smoke alarm campaign kit (SACk) with fire safety education and a free home assessment to identify potential fire hazards within the home to reduce future fire fatalities across Michigan.

Through the data established and documented over a two-year period by our volunteers, those most at risk include Michigan citizens over the age of 40. In 2018, 63 percent of the 139 fire fatalities in Michigan involved adults 40+ years of age. As such, the FEMA funded grant was awarded to target Michigan citizens over the age of 40 and male, adults 60 years of age and older, children 0-9 years of age and Michigan citizens living in poverty.


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