Fire Prevention Week

October 8 - 14, 2017

Every Second Counts:  Plan 2 Ways Out!!!

 

In a fire, seconds count.  Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.


That's why this year's Fire Prevention Week theme:  "Every Second Counts:  Plan 2 Ways Out!" is so important.  It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.  Here's this year's key campaign messages:


  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year.  Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can't help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave - this may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside.  Never go back inside a burning building.



​Click HERE to learn how to make a Home Fire Escape Plan


​More information on this topic and Fire Prevention Week can be found on the National Fire Protection Association web site.  

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