Meet Genoa Township's firefighters, touch-a-truck and see live demonstrations. The theme of this year's National Fire Prevention week focuses on planning a home escape plan.
A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) that is a safe distance from the home.
When fire planning, consider each of the following steps:
Draw a map of the home with all members of the household present, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
Practice a home fi re drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in the home, practicing diff erent paths out.
Teach children how to escape on their own in case an adult is unable to help.
Ensure home address is clearly marked for the fi re department to find.
While practicing, close doors while exiting to help slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
- Remind family members that once they have made it outside to safety, stay outside and never be tempted to go back inside a burning building.