Fire Prevention Week: October 8-14, 2017
Consider this scenario: It's 2 o'clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you are awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don't have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly.
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That's why home escape planning is so critical in a fire situation. It ensures that everyone in the household knows how to use that small window of time wisely.
Developing and practicing a home escape plan is like building muscle memory. That preplanning is what everyone will draw upon to snap into action and escape as quickly as possible in the event of a fire.
Remember, your one and only goal during a fire is to get yourself and other family members out of the home safely.