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.
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)
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.
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:
- Fire Prevention Week social media card
- home fire escape plan social media cards;
- smoke alarm social media cards and videos.
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:
- home fire escape plan information cards: Plan Your Escape, Get Out & Stay Out, Practice Your Escape Plan Today;
- high-rise building safety information sheet;
- 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.