Fire Prevention Week
"Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!" is this year's Fire Prevention Week theme. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan in the event of a fire. Seconds can mean the difference between your family escaping safely from a fire or having your lives end in tragedy.
Here are some key points to include in your fire escape plan:
- 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.
- Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.
Test your knowledge about home fire escape planning and other fire safety topics with a fun, interactive quiz at www.FirePreventionWeek.org.