Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14

fire escape plan

Fire Prevention Week is October 8 to 14, this year the theme is ‘Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out’.

Take some time this week to talk as a family about your escape plan. Make a home escape plan and draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Make sure you have two ways out and discuss the plan with everyone in your home.

Ensure that all doors and windows leading outside open easily and designate an outside meeting place a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet. It is also important to practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year. Practice using different ways out and have properly working smoke alarms in the home.

The St. John's Regional Fire Department has many events planned this week. Check out the new SJRFD Facebook page or visit our Calendar of Events for details.