Today’s structural fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home or workplace 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. Observe the 2018 National Fire Prevention Week on October 7-13 by taking some time to make sure you and those around you understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)‑‑ the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ for more than 90 years ‑‑ is promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere™,” which works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a fire.
This year’s “Look. Listen. Learn.” campaign highlights three steps people can take to help quickly and safely escape a fire:
- LOOK for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home and workplace. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
- LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
- LEARN two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
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.
For more information about Fire Prevention Week and fire escape planning, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.
Trihydro’s Health and Safety Culture:
Trihydro is rooted in a strong safety culture that emphasizes personal responsibility and hazard avoidance or mitigation. The statement “Our Safety is My Responsibility” is a foundation of Trihydro’s employee culture. We believe that with proper and consistent training, accidents can be prevented, and we are dedicated to achieving “Zero Incidents” in every aspect of what we do, every day.