Fire Prevention Week October 7-13th
"In a fire, every second counts. It is important for members of your community to know what to do if there is a fire. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three ways they can reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely if they have one:
LOOK for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
LEARN two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
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