25 Sep Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12, 2019 – Plan and Practice your Escape (Poster)
Plan and Practice your Escape™
Fire Prevention Week / October 6-12, 2019
Not every hero wears a cape.
Why is it important to have a family escape plan?
Fire is FAST!
Fire is HOT!
In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill your home. Fire spreads too quickly and the smoke is too thick. There is only a short time to escape.
Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. If you inhale this super-hot air, it will scorch your lungs.
Fire is DARK!
Fire starts bright, but quickly makes black smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire you may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find your way around your home.
Fire is DEADLY!
Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. The odorless, colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door. You may not wake up in time to escape.
For more information and free fire-safety resources, visit
www.usfa.fema.gov and www.nfpa.org.