Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

CFD urging residents to develop, practice a fire escape plan

CFD urging residents to develop, practice a fire escape plan

This year's fire prevention week theme is "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out" reinforcing why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

In addition to making sure your smoke detectors work the fire department encourages everyone to install carbon monoxide detectors. For those deliveries, firefighters will come in to test smoke alarms.

Macon firefighters will be promoting safety Tuesday night from 5-7 Chick-fil-A locations on Zebulon and Brookhaven roads. "Plan an exit strategy, plan a second one and figure out where you will all meet".

Ollila may not have known he needed the alarm in every bedroom, but he did know his plan to safely escape in case of a fire emergency. The fire burned for 27 hours, killed more than 250 people, left more than 100,000 people homeless and destroyed almost 18,000 buildings.

"Developing and practicing a home escape plan is like building muscle memory", Tyler Fire Department Fire Marshal Paul Findley said.

According to Geisel, most fires in the Wheeling area are small and handled quickly.

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"On behalf of firefighters across CT, I am urging all residents to recognize Fire Prevention Week by creating and practicing a home escape plan", said State Fire Administrator Jeff Morrissette.

The Billings Fire Department is having several open houses for their 7 stations from October 10th through the 18th. "Two minutes is not a lot of time, so really, the best steps you can take are before anything happens".

"You never know where fire might occur".

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If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. "We will treat them like we would a human in a rescue".

CROOKSVILLE, Ohio- This week is fire prevention week across Ohio and many fire departments are educating their citizens on how to be safe. Residents also received a Home Fire Safety Checklist with important information about cooking safety, electrical safety and heating.

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