October is Fire Prevention Month
October is Fire Prevention Month and an excellent time to examine the emergency preparedness plans for your home and business, including your fire escape plan. Do you have a fire escape plan? Have you changed your smoke alarm batteries within the last year? Are you prepared?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sets aside a designated week each October to focus on fire prevention. The 2017 theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”
According to the NFPA, once the fire alarm goes off “you could have less than two minutes to get out safely,” yet only 8 percent of people surveyed said getting out was the first thought after hearing a fire alarm. Creating, implementing, and practicing a fire escape plan for your home or business may be the difference between safety and tragedy. Make a plan today.
Refer to the following link for more information about how to implement your fire escape plan for both your home, Red Cross Fire Escape Planning and your business: OSHA - Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool
SERVPRO® of Port Charlotte wants you to stay safe, informed, and prepared to help ensure you are ready for any disaster that comes your way.