During the past school year, Georgetown Firefighters visited students in preschool – 6th grade to talk about fire safety. The firefighters conducted a survey with the 5th and 6th-grade students. The results of the survey gave us vital information regarding the fire safety habits of families in the community. The most important result we learned from these surveys is that many children said they do not do fire drills at home or have a meeting place outside of the home.
In today’s modern home, materials burn hotter and faster than ever before, giving you less time to escape. Smoke detectors are your first line of defense in getting notified of fire. Once the alarm sounds, getting out of the home quickly is critical. By planning escape routes, your family will have a better understanding of what to do and where to go. Having a meeting place outside the home will allow family members to account for everyone.
We’ve attached some valuable information from our friends at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to help establish a home fire safety plan, and what to do in the event of a fire to keep you and your family safe.