This year's Fire Prevention Week (Oct 8 - 14) theme, "Every Second Counts" encourages all Edmontonians to plan two ways out of every room in their house. A fire safety plan will keep you prepared in the event of a fire!
During a fire there is no time to stop and think about an escape route - seconds are important! Knowing what to do before a fire occurs can save your life! Make an escape plan and practice it with your family today.
How to Make an Escape Plan
- Draw a floor plan of your home. Make an outline of each floor of your home and label each room. Identify at least two exits from each room. Windows can serve as the second emergency exit. If a window is considered an exit, make sure all family members can open the locks and windows easily for a quick escape. Security bars on windows and doors must have a quick-release mechanism to make an escape possible. Make sure you have a safe way to reach the ground.
- Choosing a meeting place is also important. All family members should be taught to report to the meeting place after escaping a fire.
Open House Event
To promote Fire Prevention Week, on October 14, 2017, the public is invited to attend Edmonton Fire Rescue Services "Fire Prevention Week" Open House from noon-4pm. Edmontonians are welcome to meet their Community Fire Station personnel, learn about fire safety and find out about all the services Edmonton Fire Rescue Services provides to Edmontonians.
Station 26 (Meadows) - 2803 34 Street