October is here and that means September is over and what a month it was. It all wrapped up with International Podcast Day on September 30 and it was a rousing success. Rick, Dave and Steve also take a look at what’s ahead in October.
Final thoughts for now on International Podcast Day and how can listeners see what happened.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help! The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages.
October is “Fire Prevention Month” and the coming week is “Fire Prevention Week”
The theme for 2015 is: Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!
- Home fire facts:
– Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Only one in five home fires were reported during these hours.
– One quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom. Another quarter resulted from fires in the living room, family room or den.
– Three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
– 156,600 cooking-related fires between 2007-2011, resulting in 400 civilian deaths, 5,080 civilian injuries and $853 million in direct damage.