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Fire Prevention Week: Did You Know...

Posted Oct 9th, 2017 in Awareness

Fire Prevention Week: Did You Know...

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Today is Fire Prevention Day. This week there are a number of events and awareness campaigns happening. Find out how to protect your family, home and business. Every second counts, have 2 ways out! 

Practice your home fire escape plan during Fire Prevention Week

During Fire Prevention Week fire departments are  urging families in Niagara to practice their home fire escape plan as part of Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 8-14, 2017, is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

Fire Prevention Week: Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out

Fire and smoke move faster than you. There’s no time to figure out how to escape your home AFTER a fire starts. Practice an escape plan BEFORE there’s a fire so you can get out safely. 

In a fire, you may have just seconds to safely escape your home. Be prepared in advance with these simple steps for home fire escape planning:

  • Assess the needs of everyone in your home
    Identify anyone who requires assistance to get out of the home safely, such as small children or older adults.
  • Make sure that you have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas
    Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm.
  • Identify all possible exits ( doors and windows ) and make sure they work
    Know two ways out of all areas, if possible.

  • Everyone must know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds
    Assign someone to help those who need assistance.
    Identify a safe meeting place outside.
    Call the fire department from outside the home – from a neighbour’s home or a cell phone.

  • Practice your home fire escape plan at least twice a year
    Have everyone participate.
    Make changes to your plan if necessary.

Local Niagara Fire Departments are hosting events all week. Drop in to one in your neighbourhood. Check our calendar of events for any we know about. 

Plan 2 Ways Out

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  • Thanks Debi. I follow Connecting Niagara on Twitter and Facebook as well. It's nice to have a site that promotes local events and organizations. We appreciate the support and promotion of our event.
    ~ Dan M.


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