2017

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.

Lesson Plans

Use the Fire Prevention Week lesson plans and resources below in local elementary schools and at community events to teach kids about smoke alarms and home fire escape planning. The lesson plans can be delivered by fire crews and/or public educators. Contact local elementary schools and ask if you can come into classrooms to deliver the short lessons throughout October.

Lesson Plan for Grades JK to 4 (resources for this lesson plan: smoke alarm; home fire escape planning grid; Fire Safety in High-Rise Buildings information sheet)

Lesson Plan for Grades 5 to 8 (resources for this lesson plan: computer/projector; smoke alarm; three minute video clip from No Time to Spare; home fire escape planning grid; Fire Safety in High-Rise Buildings information sheet)

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.

Take the print public service announcement to local newspapers and other publications and ask if it can be published during October. Also, it can be posted on fire department websites and social media channels using the hashtag #Plan2WaysOut.

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:

Infographic

Post the infographic on fire department websites and on social media channels using the hashtag #Plan2WaysOut. You can also print it and distribute it to the public at various Fire Prevention Week events you are hosting in your community, and display it on community information boards, at hockey arenas and other public locations.

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.