Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Plan and Practice Your Home Fire Escape Plan

Plan and Practice Your Home Fire Escape Plan 





During National Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13), Safe Kids Worldwide and the United States Fire Administration are teaming up to ask every family to create a home fire escape plan and to practice it with the entire family. We are working to raise awareness on fire safety all month long.
  • Every day at least one child dies in a home fire. In that same day, 293 children suffer from a non-fatal unintentional injury caused by a fire or burn. 
  • Home fires account for nearly 90 percent of all fire-related fatalities.
  • 77 percent of families have not developed and practiced a home fire escape plan, one of the most important components to surviving a home fire.
  • Fire can spread rapidly through a home, leaving a family as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.
  • Safe Kids and the United States Fire Administration are encouraging everyone to create and practice an at-home fire escape plan.

1 comment:

  1. Safety for kids is an important part of what schools and parents teach children.

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