October is Fire Prevention Month!
Throughout the month of October, we will bring you helpful tips and information that can help you prevent and stay safe from fire. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one:
LOOK Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
LISTEN Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
LEARN Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
Also, Sparky the Fire Dog® has a new friend, Simon, who is helping teach this year’s FPW messages – He’s a smart, resourceful character who will join Sparky in spreading fire-safety messages to adults and children alike.
Be sure to visit our website at www.tlfd.org and follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/townlinefire !!