Fire Prevention Week 2017: Every Second Counts, Plan Two Ways Out

9/26/2017

 
 
 
Fire Prevention Week
 
In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.
 
Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:
FPW 2017 Escape Plan Grid draw a map of your home by using NFPA escape grid (PDF) 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.
•Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
•Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
•Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.
 
 
 
NFPA's Fire Prevention Week resources:
Sparky's Schoolhouse is a classroom portal for teachers. It includes music videos, lesson plans, eBooks and apps.
Sparky's website has several activities that you can use in the classroom
 
Video Resources:
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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