Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3-9, – Smoke Alarms & Home Fire Escape Planning
The State Fire Marshal’s Office offers the following tips for making your home fire escape plan:
- Make a map of your home. Mark a door and a window that can be used to get out of every room.
- 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.
- Write the emergency telephone number for the fire department on your escape plan.
- Keep your escape plan on the refrigerator. Practice your escape plan with everyone living in your home twice a year.
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in your area, please contact your local fire department or visit NFPA’s website at www.firepreventionweek.org