October 6th to 12th, 2019 is National Fire Prevention Week and would like to remind everyone to be prepared and have a plan in place for all fire emergencies.
This week (October 6th to 12th, 2019) is National Fire Prevention Week.
This year’s FPW campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
While this week is made to recognize and say thank you to the men and women who work behind the scenes at many fire departments throughout the United States to making our community safer every day, it is also designated as a yearly reminder to community members to have right fire safety equipment in your home and making sure it's working properly, have a escape plan in place, and practicing that escape plan to ensure you're ready for a fire emergency.
Here are some fire safety tips:
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
Never leave food cooking unattended, especially deep fryers and other frying equipment.
Avoid using portable and fixed space heaters, as heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
Have a fire plan that gets you out of your home in less than two minutes and practice it.
Avoid smoking in the house.
For more information on Fire Prevention Week or more safety tips and activities to do with your children, please click here to view more information.