Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, is a week during which the Fort Worth Fire Department encourages families to make an emergency escape plan. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.
A home fire is reported every 88 seconds. Once the smoke alarm sounds, a fire can spread quickly, leaving only a minute or two to escape. That’s why it’s so important to have a home escape plan.
- Start by drawing a map of your home and following guidelines from the National Fire Protection Association.
- Plan two ways to escape from each room.
- Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
- Identify secondary routes. For example, a window onto an adjacent roof or a collapsible ladder from upper-story windows.
- If you live in a multi-story building, plan to use the stairs, never the elevator.
- Designate an outside meeting place a safe distance from the house where everyone should meet.
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