Fires...Every Second Counts
In a fire every second counts. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.
Here are some things to implement with your family so that you are prepared in case there is ever a fire in your home. Remember that a small amount of preparation could mean all the difference to you and your loved ones.
Draw a map of your home 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.