It’s Fire Prevention Week
Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!

Fire Prevention Week: Every Second Counts

In a fire, seconds count. Just a few seconds can determine whether you can safely escape from a fire or tragedy. Take a moment to review these vital safety tips:

  • 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.

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Fire prevention week tips

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