Every year the National Fire Protection Association observes Fire Prevention Week during the week in which October 9 falls to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire. The National Fire Protection Association sponsors Fire Prevention Week as a way to keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” In a fire, every second counts and being prepared can help someone escape safely from a fire.
Here are some of this year’s key campaign messages:
Draw a map of your home by using the grid shared below. Make sure you mark two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit and share it with all members of your household.
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.
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.
Click the link below to download a grid so you can draw a map of your home.