Today's message is about home escape plans. Fire can spread quickly throughout a home, leaving as little as two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Making an escape plan and practicing an escape drill are important elements of home fire safety.
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Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.
This side-by-side burn comparison of natural vs. synthetic furnished rooms highlighting how fast fire spreads in today's fire environment.
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Having a fire escape plan can save precious seconds.
Smoke alarms save lives. Make sure the smoke alarms in your home are working.
Hang up this handy chart to remind you to test your smoke alarms every month.
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. This video highlights critical elements of home escape planning and practice that can ensure a safe escape, as well as missteps that waste precious time and jeopardize safety.
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During the month of October many schools and families have opportunities to do station visits. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, that is not possible this year. Please join us in taking a tour through our very own Fire Station 3 created by Paramedic Matt Close.