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Fire Prevention Week October 6th – 12th, 2019, Oct 8, 2019

A colorful fire safety poster with diverse people and a dog following a firefighter mascot, promoting escape planning.

Why home escape planning and practice matter

  • Home escape planning and practice ensure that everyone knows what to do in a fire and is prepared to escape quickly and safely.
  • Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds.
  • When the smoke alarm sounds in a real fire, it’s too late to start making a plan.


Essentials for creating a home escape plan: map exits, mark smoke alarms, choose a meeting place, and know emergency call procedures.

Here’s more fire safety information you can use: