It’s Fire Prevention Week

In a fire, seconds DO count. Seconds can make the difference of escaping safely and seconds can make a huge difference in salvaging your home and all of your belongings.

That’s why the National Fire Protection Associations theme for Fire Prevention Week 2019 is “Not every hero where’s a cape. PLAN and PRACTICE your escape.” This coincides with their theme from 2018 which was “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”  This repeating similar theme really reinforces the importance of and why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

  • 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.

You can check out more on their website. They also have free print outs and activities for kids!  

https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications-and-media/Press-Room/News-releases/2019/NFPA-announces-Fire-Prevention-Week-theme

YOU can also download a grid from the NFPA website to help you draw the map of your home

http://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/Fire-Prevention-Week

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