The theme of this year’s fire prevention week is "Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape!” It is important to be prepared if a fire breaks out in your home or place of employment. There are many things you can do to make it less likely for a fire to break out, however, there are some things you cannot control. This is why it is so important to have an escape plan that everyone in your family knows by heart.
Making an Escape Plan:
Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Be sure you know two ways out of every room. Designate an outdoor meeting place where everyone in your family can meet safely.
Once you have an escape plan, practice going through it with everyone in your family until you’re confident everyone knows where to go if a fire breaks out. Teach your children to escape on their own, in case a fire breaks out when you’re not home, or if they become separated from you.
Having properly maintained and working smoke alarms are crucial to being prepared in case of a fire. The smoke alarm will be the first thing that indicates you and your family to a fire. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half.
One Team. One Vision. One Goal. – Everyone Goes Home Safe!