Fire Prevention Week Oct 7 – 13
MU Extension urges ‘Have Two Ways Out!’

Posted October 4, 2012 at 9:27 am

This year’s topic for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 – 13, is “Have Two Ways Out!” Fire is unpredictable and moves faster than most people realize. Having a tried-and-true escape plan with two ways out is essential to ensuring your family’s safety should fire break out in your home. Do you have two ways out of every room in your home? See NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week site at www.Firepreventionweek.org

The reality is that when fire strikes, your home could be engulfed in smoke and flames in just a few minutes.

It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? That’s why having two ways out is such a key part of your plan.

This year’s theme,“Have 2 Ways Out!”, focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.

Fire Prevention Week Oct 7 – 13 MU Extension urges ‘Have Two Ways Out!’