Fire Prevention Week: "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!"

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The fire department's time capsule was originally going to be dedicated during the ceremony, but Sills said a nozzle that was sent out to have all the current firefighters' names engraved on it has not been returned yet. "We will show the public how we do auto extractions, and we will have our fire prevention trailer", Champion said.

"Businesses should also review emergency plans and evacuation routes with employees during Fire Prevention Week", reminds Ostroskey. Then Practice, Practice, Practice the plan.

Identify all possible exits (doors and windows) and make sure they work.

Practice your home fire drill. Marie to practice their home fire escape plan as part of Fire Prevention Week.

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Chief Caughey says they should start digging in November. Firefighters also drove through neighborhoods in Aynor and installed smoke alarms for free.

"We were looking at expenditures and we have made a decision to put the money where it is most necessary", Sinsigalli said Friday.

"We can...go into the house and check the fire detectors". If they don't have a plan in place, offer to help them make one. "Like anything mechanical, the battery may only last five years".

"The people inside that bedroom won't have smoke enter the bedroom because the door is closed", Smith said. It will serve to house the bulk of the fire department's fleet and vehicles and will house the everyday administrative operation of the department along with a firefighter crew. Survival would be greater.

"Flames double in size every 30 seconds, and if the smoke alarm wakes you from sleep, you will likely be groggy and disoriented".

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Finally, practice your plan at least twice a year.

The goal of Fire Prevention Week is for people to think and plan ahead in the event of a fire.

"Fires do not determine a time that's best for you. Being prepared, having a plan in place, and knowing what to do and where to go could mean the difference between life and death".

Fire Inspector Ted Judson said the leading cause of fires is unattended cooking. "There is no fee for it, there will no violation notices - basically it's a home safety survey".

"This will be a chance for the public to see what we do and the equipment we have". According to the History Channel, this fire was the biggest fire that week, roaring through northeastern Wisconsin, killing 1,152 people and scorching 1.2 million acres before it abated.

►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. "Practicing with children will help them remember and learn".

-Draw a map of your home with all members of your household.

Teach children how to escape on their own.

Make sure your house number is visible from the road so the fire department can locate your home.

In fact, you only have about 3 or 4 minutes to get out of a house fire.