Fire Prevention Week

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

Key Home Fire Escape Planning Tips

    • Make sure your plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
    • Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected; so when one sounds, they all sound.
    • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily.
    • Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from your home where everyone should meet.
    • Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night.