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Fire Prevention Week October 7-13

Look, listen, learn and be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.
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Fire Department
October 10, 2018

The Terrace Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years – to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere”. The campaign works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire. Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13, 2018.

This year’s “Look. Listen. Learn.” campaign highlights three steps people can take to help quickly and safely escape a fire:

  • Look for places fire could start

  • Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm

  • Learn two ways out of every room

While NFPA and the Terrace Fire Department are focusing on home fires, these messages apply to virtually any location. 

Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go. No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit www.firepreventionweek.org and www.gov.bc.ca/FireSafety 

For full media release go HERE.

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