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October is Fire Prevention Month

        

The White Settlement Fire will be visiting the local schools in the area for the month of October for  Fire Prevention  - Practice Your Escape Plan!.  

In 2006, 80% of all fire deaths were caused by home fires. Last year, roughly 2,600 people were killed by home fires and 12,500 were injured, according to NFPA reports.

“It is not enough just to have a home fire escape plan in place; it is vital that everyone living in the home practice this plan. You can have as little as two minutes to get out when fire strikes.”

NFPA offers the following tips for home fire escape planning:

  • Develop a fire escape plan that identifies two ways out of each room and a family meeting place outside.
  • Make sure your plan allows for any specific needs in your household. If everyone knows what to do, everyone can get out quickly.
  • Practice your plan, at least twice a year.
  • Some studies have shown that some children and adults may not awaken to the sound of a smoke alarm; they may need help waking up.
  • If the smoke alarm sounds: Go to your closest exit, and if there is smoke on your way out, turn and use your second way out. If you must exit through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit. Don’t take time to pick up belongings; just get out and help others get out. Move fast but stay calm.

Smoke Alarm Batteries

It is that time of  the again. We at White Settlement Fire Department ask that you change your batteries in your smoke alarm this month. Also while you are changing the batteries insure that the smoke alarm works. If you any question please feel free to contact the Fire Department at 817-246-1761.  

If you have any question please feel free to contact LT. RJ Schwartz at rschwartz@wsvfd.org  or at 817-246-1761.

 

 

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