Fire Prevention week is annually during the month of October. Statistics show that the cooking is the number one cause of both non-residential and residential fires and often from preventable mistakes. Take the time to organize an emergency plan that could save you and your family’s lives.
Here are seven steps that the United States Fire Administration suggests in order for you to plan an emergency exit in the event of a fire:
- Draw a map of your home with all the doors and windows
- Do NOT block doors and windows
- Choose an outside meeting place in front of your home
- Push the test button to sound the smoke alarm for testing
- Find two ways out of every room
- Practice your drill with everyone in the house
- Get outside to your meeting place
With Halloween just around the corner, be sure to take the proper precautions when it comes to candles, and any decoration.
For more information, visit FEMA:Fire