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Fire Prevention Week - October 8 to 14, 2017

Posted: October 10, 2017

 
 
 
Fire Prevention Week

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 by using our grid (click picture above) 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.








 

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