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August 2022

Inside the August Issue

 

 

NFPA Says, Fire Won’t
Wait, Plan Your Escape

The National Fire Protection Association has announced “Fire
Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, to be held Oct. 9-15.

The week’s activities will serve to reinforce the critical importance of developing an escape plan with all occupants practicing it regularly. In addition, this October represents the
100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, the nation’s longest-running public health observance on record.

“This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign capitalizes on its milestone anniversary, celebrating all we’ve accomplished in reducing the public’s risk to fire over the past hundred years,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of the NFPA Outreach and
Advocacy division. “At the same time, the theme, ‘Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape,’ addresses challenges that remain.”

According to NFPA data, the home — the place people feel safest from fire — is actually where they are at greatest risk, with three-quarters (74 percent) of all U.S. fire deaths occurring in homes. When a home fire does occur, it’s more likely to be serious; people are more likely to die in a home fire today than they were in 1980.

“Today’s homes burn faster and hotter than they used to, minimizing the amount of time they have to escape safely,” said Carli. “In a typical home fire, you may have as little as two minutes to get out from the time the smoke alarms sounds.”

The Fire Prevention Week 2022 theme, “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape,” can be applied to any structure or facility, promoting potentially lifesaving messages that can mean the difference between life and death in a fire. Developing an escape plan with all members of the facility community and practicing it regularly ensures that everyone knows what to do when the smoke alarm sounds and uses that time wisely.

Following are key messages behind this year’s “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape” theme:
• Make sure your home escape plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or
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