Fire Prevention Week 2019
Every year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announces a new theme for Fire Prevention week. This year's theme is " Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!"
This theme is focused on highlighting and recognizing the everyday people who encourage their households to plan, develop, and practice a home fire escape. This includes young people who learn about fire safety and escape plans in school to parents who teach their families and take steps to making their house safe from a potential fire.
Before you develop your escape plan, you must make sure you have working smoke alarms in the home. Smoke alarms are to be installed in every level of the home and in every bedroom.
According to NFPA, In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. You also need to identify two exits in each room, with a clear path to an outdoor meeting place like a tree or light pole that is a good distance from the house.
Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have,giving everyone enough time to get out.
If you experience a fire in your home, call SERVPRO of Chesterfield to quickly and professionally restore your home back to pre-fire conditions.