Fire Prevention Week
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.
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.
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 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:
- home fire escape plan information cards: Plan Your Escape, Get Out & Stay Out, Practice Your Escape Plan Today;
- home fire escape plan information sheet;
- smoke alarm information cards;
- smoke alarm information sheet.
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.