2022 marks 100 years of fire safety prevention week and the campaign this year is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.™” Does your family have an escape plan? Not only how to exit your home in a fire, but what to do after?
The National Fire Protection Association has numerous resources available during National Fire Prevention Week to help you plan. Maybe you live in an apartment, or with family members or caregivers who are disabled? Is your home equipped with sprinklers or smoke detectors? They can help you plan for all of those unique situations.
Your escape plan should have the following:
- Draw a floor plan or a map of your home.
- Show all doors and windows.
- Mark two ways out of each room.
- Mark all of the smoke alarms with SA .
- Smoke alarms should be in each sleeping room, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.
- Pick a family meeting place outside where everyone can meet.
Remember, practice your plan at least twice a year!
There are a few other simple tips that the NFPA has for you and your family as you plan.
- Make the first Saturday of the month “Smoke Alarm Saturday”
- Develop a home fire escape plan and practice it twice a year.
- Hear a Chirp, Make a Change!
- When You Hear a Beep, Get On Your Feet!
For activities, games and apps, and more information – please visit the Fire Prevention Week website.
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