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Fire Prevention Week

October 8 - 14

[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.