Fire Prevention Week is October 6 - 12
The Salisbury Fire Department is joining the national campaign to celebrate Fire Prevention Week.
The theme for 2019 is: “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”
The goal is to educate people of all ages about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
Here are a few fire escape instructions to keep you and your family safe:
- Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
- Practice your home fire drill twice per year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
- Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
- Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
- Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
- Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home including the basement.
Don’t forget as the time “fall(s) back” on Sunday, Nov. 3, to change your battery-powered smoke detectors. For more information about Fire Prevention Week, visit firepreventionweek.com.