October is Fire Prevention Month--what you can do to stay safe!
October is a wonderful month! Fall is here, football is on tv, Halloween is coming, the cool, crisp mornings are a delight! While enjoying all of those things, let's focus a moment on fire prevention! This is a GREAT time to change out the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) has announced “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape™” as the theme for Fire Prevention WeekTM, which takes place October 9-15.
So, what does that mean? Take 5 minutes and have a family planning event. If a fire were to break out in your home, it will likely create panic and confusion. By taking a few minutes NOW to plan your escape--it could save your life or the life of your loved ones. Have a discussion about where the nearest exits are, where to meet up outside and basics a fire and smoke. Smoke rises, so reinforce the importance of staying low and crawling if necessary. Smoke inhalation is a major health concern. So, stay low and cover your face, nose and mouth with your shirt. Once everyone is safely outside, then call 911 to have the fire department dispatched.