NFPA - Fire won’t wait. Plan Your Escape. ™ – Fire Prevention Week™

Join the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Neighbors by celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, educates everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. Below are verified sample messages and graphics directly from the NFPA® that you can schedule to be posted on Neighbors all week.

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#PlanYourEscape

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Sample message:

"[Community Name] residents,

Pull together everyone in your household and make a fire escape plan. Walk through your home and look for all possible ways out. Draw a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors. Also, mark the location of each smoke alarm.

#FirePreventionWeek"

Source: nfpa.org/fpw


Teach Children the Escape PlanTeach_Children_the_Escape_Plan.jpg

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Sample message:

"Teach your children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them. Make sure they can open windows, remove screens, and unlock doors.

#FirePreventionWeek."

Source: nfpa.org/fpw


Smoke Alarms Save Lives

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Sample message:

"Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound. Make sure your smoke alarms meet the needs of everyone in your home, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

Make sure that you have working smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home. Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

Please sharing this post on your other social media pages today to help us raise awareness on the importance of fire safety!

Source: nfpa.org/fpw


Put your Plan to the Test!

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Sample message:

"[Community Name] residents,

It’s important to have a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year! Have an escape 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.

-Practice your escape plan twice a year.

-Always choose the escape route that is safest – the one with the least amount of smoke and heat – but be prepared to escape under toxic smoke if necessary. When you do your fire drill, everyone in the family should practice getting low and going under the smoke to your outside meeting place. #FirePreventionWeek"

Source: nfpa.org/fpw


Get Low and Go!

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Sample message:

"If you have to escape through smoke, "GET LOW AND GO" under the smoke to your way out. If you cannot get out, get in a room and close the door, cover vents and cracks around the door with cloth or tape to keep smoke out. Call 9-1-1 or [Department Phone Number] and state where you are and then signal for help at the window with a flashlight or a light-colored cloth.

#FirePreventionWeek"

Source: nfpa.org/fpw


Don't Open that Door!

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Sample message:

"Before opening a door, feel the doorknob and then the door. If either is hot, leave the door closed and use your second way out.

#FirePreventionWeek"

Source: nfpa.org/fpw


Have an Escape Plan For Everyone!

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Sample message:

"Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them. Discuss your fire escape plan with family and neighbors. Contact your building manager or fire department to discuss your plan if you need extra help escaping. #FirePreventionWeek"

Source: nfpa.org/fpw


Clear Those Paths!

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Sample message:

"Fire safety isn’t just for your home. You can make a plan for work, school, apartment complex and more. When making your escape plan make sure hallways are wide enough and not blocked by chairs or furniture. Check to make sure your exit door is not locked or blocked.

Meet with your landlord or building manager to learn about the building’s fire safety features, including its smoke alarms, fire alarms, sprinklers, and evacuation plans.

Source: nfpa.org/fpw

 


Where is Your Outside Meeting Place?

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Sample message:

"[Community Name] residents,

Comment and tell us where your safe outside meeting place is! Remember to pick a place that never moves like a tree or mailbox! Mine is [post your meeting place here]!

#FirePreventionWeek"

Source: nfpa.org/fpw


 

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