Fire Prevention Open House 2022
Upper Makefield Fire Company Fire Prevention Open House
Friday October 14th … 6pm to 9pm
NFPA Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2020:
(10/14/2020) – The Upper Makefield Fire Company is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 100 years to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “FIRE WON’T WAIT, PLAN YOUR ESCAPE !” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.
Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.
The Upper Makefield Fire Company encourages all residents to embrace the 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme.
Home fire escape planning and practicing
It is important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance, so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different.
Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them!
Smoke alarms sense smoke well before you can, alerting you to danger. Smoke alarms need to be in every bedroom, outside of the sleeping areas (like a hallway), and on each level (including the basement) of your home. Do not put smoke alarms in your kitchen or bathrooms.
Choose an alarm that is listed with a testing laboratory, meaning it has met certain standards for protection.
For the best protection, use combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that are interconnected throughout the home. These can be installed by a qualified electrician, so that when one sounds, they all sound. This ensures you can hear the alarm no matter where in your home the alarm originates.
For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and cooking fire prevention, visit Fire Prevention Week.