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News Release
Fire Prevention Week - 10/05/18

Fire Prevention Week, October 6-13, 2018

Medford Fire-Rescue is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) ­the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere™,” which works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire.

Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.

 This year’s “Look. Listen. Learn.” campaign highlights three steps people can take to help quickly and safely escape a fire:

  • Look for places fire could start.
  • Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm.
  • Learn 2 ways out of every room.

While NFPA and Medford Fire-Rescue are focusing on home fires, these fire safety messages apply to virtually anywhere.

Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go.  No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.

For more information and a quick look at how one might accomplish these tasks, please check out Medford Fire-Rescues’ Facebook page @MedfordFireDepartment    #FirePreventionWeek

 

Attached Media Files: Mayor's Proclamation