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Fire Prevention Week 2017 - Every second counts

​​​​During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14, Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Service encourages residents to make a fire escape plan. In the case of a fire, every second counts which is why it is so important that everyone plans and practices two different ways to get out safely. ​

Things to consider when creating a fire escape plan:

  • Plan two routes out of your home.
  • Run practice drills twice a year in both the daytime and evening with all members of your family testing your different routes out.
  • Ensure your house is clearly marked so it is easy for the fire department to find.
  • Teach children the importance of crawling under smoke as well as closing doors to slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Designate a safe meeting place outside your home. Remind everyone that once they are outside they should stay outside and NEVER go back inside a burning building.

For more information on a home escape plan and this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Every Second Counts Plan 2 Ways Out" visit www.firepreventionweek.org.

 

Media Contact: 
Mark Hoveling, Fire Prevention Officer
Phone: 403-320-3811
Email: mark.hoveling@lethbridge.ca