AFD advises families to have two plans in case of fire

AFD advises families to have two plans in case of fire

AFD advises families to have two plans in case of fire

♦ Teach children how to escape on their own in case parents can't help them.

On Tuesday evening, the City Council dedicated October 8 to 14 to raise awareness about fire safety, a declaration that coincides with National Fire Prevention Week.

A home escape plan includes two ways out of every room, which could be a window or door, a route to exits and a meeting place outside and away from the house.

As FIRE PREVENTION WEEK kicks off, be sure that you have an escape plan for residential fires - including knowing TWO WAYS OUT.

On Saturday at the Kansas City fire department gave out smoke alarms at a local Sunfresh grocery store. The department gave rides in the fire trucks, let kids touch and feel the equipment, and had pamphlets with fire safety checklists. According to the History Channel, the fire left an estimated 300 people dead and 100,000 others homeless. "Never go back inside for people or pets". It is crucial to have an escape plan in place for your home.

The Moorhead Fire Department will be hosting an open house about National Fire Prevention Week on Sunday from 1:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m.

Edmonds said this is the first time in the past couple of years that the fire department has held the open house event, but says that this year they made a decision to bring it back to help increase community relations and involvement.

· All windows and doors should open easily so they can be used to get outside.

FFD will participate at the Fire Prevention Week events to support this year's campaign. 14, fire departments across the State of MI and throughout the United States will reinforces why everyone needs to have and practice a home fire escape plan.

"Plan 2 Ways Out!" is so important and reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Carbon Monoxide detectors are also available.

Smoke alarms: Make sure you have smoke alarms outside or inside every sleeping room, and make sure the alarms are working.

Practice: Fire officials said it's good to practice one during the day and one at night.

The goal of Fire Prevention Week is for people to think and plan ahead in the event of a fire. The presence of smoke detectors can be the single-biggest lifesaver in the event of a fire.

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