(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane Fire Services is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week.
Running from October 9-15, this year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”, works to educate residents about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves, their family and those around them safe from home fires.
“It’s important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape,” says Jeff Avery, Cochrane Fire Prevention Officer. “Residents need to be prepared in advance, so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds.”
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“Have a plan for everyone in the home,” added Avery. “Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them to safety!”
Cochrane Fire Services is encouraging residents to embrace the 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme by building and practicing their home escape plans and is offering to come to resident’s homes and monitor home evacuation drills. For more information or to request support, call 403-851-2540.
For more information on Fire Prevention Week, visit www.fpw.org or cochrane.ca/fireprevention.