National Fire Prevention Week*
October 6th thru 12th
*Fire Prevention Week was started in 1922, and in 1925 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. It is observed each year during the week of October 9th.
This Year’s Theme is ’’Not Every Hero Wears a Cape’’
YOU be that HERO and make your Home Escape Plan today!
In a typical house fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.
Important items to remember:
1. Plan Your Escape Route
2. Test Your Smoke Alarm/Detectors
*Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm
*Test alarms at least once a month
*Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years
old or if they do not sound when tested.
*Remember especially children and older adults may need help to
*When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to
your meeting place.
3. Choose a meeting Place.
4. Practice home fire drills.
DIAL 911 for the Fire Department
PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE