CT officials: Have a fire escape plan in place

Kristopher Drake
October 10, 2017

♦ Teach children how to escape on their own in case parents can't help them.

This year's theme is "Every second counts, plan two ways out".

A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire.

Many residents will see fire apparatus from the local departments throughout the two counties at various buildings this week to educate residents of all ages on the importance of preventing fires; and while many firefighters will say fire prevention is a year round task, it is celebrated the week of October 9.

The National Fire Prevention Association said you may have less than two minutes to safely escape a fire after smoke detectors go off.

Following the parade, Ellsworth families attended an open house with multiple demonstrations set up to educate them on fire prevention and awareness. See the Fire Department page for station locations. During the past year, the main 17,000-square-foot facility has been remodeled to adapt to the fire station's needs. "So our firefighters will go out and inspect the site, let you know about the burn policies and procedures". "Practise an escape plan before there's a fire so you can get out safely".

The Connecticut Fire Academy is the teaching arm of the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, a Division of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

For more information about the breakfast, call the Fire Department's Community Relations Division at (313) 596-2959 (no ticket purchases at the door). When staying overnight at other people's homes, ask about their escape plan.

Smoke alarms: Make sure you have smoke alarms outside or inside every sleeping room, and make sure the alarms are working.

-Practice your home fire drill twice a year.

Ellsworth Fire Department is going to local school throughout the week conducting fire safety presentations and educated students.

Practice: Fire officials said it's good to practice one during the day and one at night.

BUCKS COUNTY The Bucks County Commissioners on October 4 joined County Fire Marshal Mark Kramer to proclaim October 2017 as "Fire Prevention Month" throughout the county. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, roughly three-quarters of fatal fires occur in residents without a smoke alarm or working smoke detector.

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