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The Plain Township Fire Department and the Firefighter’s Local 3850 invite you to the Fire Department’s 21st Annual Open House on October 7, 2018 from 10am to 3pm.
Meet firefighters, explore fire engines and learn about fire safety in recognition of Fire Prevention Week.
The latest statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that if you have a reported fire in your home, you are more likely to die today than you were a few decades ago.
“Today’s home fires burn faster than ever,” said Chief John Hoovler. “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. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.”
Those statistics are behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme:
Through three simple calls-to-action, this year’s theme identifies basic but essential ways people can reduce their risk to fire and be prepared in the event of one:
- Lookfor places fire can start
- Listenfor the sound of the smoke alarm
- Learntwo ways out of each room
“People take safety for granted.” said Chief Hoovler. “Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go. No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.”