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Fire Prevention Week

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In support of Fire Prevention Week, the Burbank Fire Department will be hosting an information booth on Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12, 2017  from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m at Palm Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard. Also, there will be an information booth on Friday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Burbank Airport. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” emphasizes the critical importance of developing and practicing a home escape plan.

Follow these tips for a home escape plan:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave — this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

Learn about the origin of Fire Prevention Week in this National Fire Protection Association Kids video Lessons from History: The Chicago Fire of 1871.

For more information, visit firepreventionweek.org.

 

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