Fire Prevention Week

This is a graphic of Sparky the Fire Dog holding a home fire escape planning sheet. The text beside the graphic says: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out! Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2017.”  The graphic includes the National Fire Protection Association’s logo and the website “firepreventionweek.org.”

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

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8-14, 2017. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

Smoke and fire spread fast. There’s no time to figure out how to escape AFTER a fire starts. That’s why it is so important that everyone has working smoke alarms in their home and that they practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in their household BEFORE there’s a fire.

Fire departments are encouraged to use the following resources to help raise public awareness of the importance of developing and practicing a home fire escape plan.

Media

Cut and paste the news release template into a Word document, customize it and send it to local media to promote the importance of developing and practicing a home fire escape plan and Fire Prevention Week activities in your community.

Take the radio public service announcement script to the local radio station and ask if it can be read on-air by radio personalities or fire department representatives.

Social Media

Tweet/post links to the Fire Prevention Week tweets throughout October using the hashtag #Plan2WaysOut.

Download the web banner and use it on the fire department’s website and social media channels. Encourage your municipality and other community partners to add it to their websites.

Tweet/post links to:

  • home fire escape plan social media cards;
  • smoke alarm social media cards and videos.

Home Fire Escape Plan Grid

Print and distribute at community and school events, or tweet/post links to the Home Fire Escape Plan Grid.

Information Cards and Information Sheets

Print and distribute or tweet/post links to the following information cards and information sheets:

Fire Prevention Week Kits

Fire Prevention Week kits can be purchased from the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council using their order form.

More Resources to Come!

Check this page regularly for more Fire Prevention Week resources.