Posted on: October 11, 2017

October 8th-14th is Fire Prevention Week!

Central Fire Protection District would like to remind you that Fire Prevention Week is October 8th-14th.  This year's theme is “Every Second Counts. Plan Two Ways Out!'.

Knowing two ways out of your home is an essential part of your family’s fire prevention plan. Frequently used exit routes may be blocked or inoperable during a fire or emergency. Always make a second escape route part of your plan.  You may also want to plan for an alternative escape route for family members with disabilities.  The escape plan should be practiced regularly with the entire family. Consider knowing two ways out of the places that you spend most of your day such as school or your workplace.

Emergency Escape Tips:

  1. Draw a floor plan of your home or workplace indicating all exits.
  2. Use stairs as part of your escape plan. Not elevators.
  3. If you hear a fire alarm, evacuate immediately.
  4. Close doors behind you as you exit to reduce the spread of heat, smoke and fire.
  5. If smoke is present, crawl low under the smoke.

NFPA has put together a fact sheet for planning and practicing home escape routes.  You can download it here!

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