"Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!"; Fire Prevention Week is October 8 - 14, 2017

Fire Prevention Week is October 8 - 14, 2017.

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:

  • Draw a map of your home by using our grid in English (PDF) or Spanish (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.

The OFMEM has a number of resources for fire departments regarding home fire escape planning including:

www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/FireMarshal/FireSafetyandPublicEducation...

www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/fire-prevention-week-2

https://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/sites/default/files/content/ofm/docs/Hom...

 

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