Fire Prevention Week


In case you weren’t aware, this week is Fire Prevention Week.

It’s a lot more than just checking your smoke detectors. Do you have an escape plan in case of fire?


Many fire departments recommend these tips for planning your family's escape in case of a fire:

1. Make a map of your home. Mark a door and a window that can be used to get out of every room.

2. Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home. This is where everyone can meet once they've escaped. Draw a picture of your outside meeting place on your escape plan.

3. Write the emergency telephone number for the Fire Department on your escape plan.

4. Have an adult sound the smoke alarm and practice your escape plan with everyone in your home.

5. Keep your escape plan on the refrigerator and remind adults to have your family practice the plan twice a year or whenever anyone in your home celebrates a birthday.


Think about it, we all know what the smoke alarm sounds like. But would you really know what to do in the event there was a real fire?

One-third of U.S. households estimate they would have about six minutes to get out before a fire became life-threatening, according to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA.