The East Franklin Fire Department would like to remind everyone that October 7th-October 13th is Fire Prevention Week. Take this time to ensure you have working batteries in your smoke detectors, if you do not please change them. Have one Carbon Monoxide Alarm per floor of your home and have a Fire Extinguisher anywhere in the house that you store flammable materials to include the kitchen, basement and garage area. Teach your kids two ways to get out of the house in the event of a fire and practice a Home Escape Plan.
The theme for 2018 is “Look, Listen, Learn. Be Aware-Fire Can Happen Anywhere.”
Through three simple calls-to-action, this year’s theme identifies basic but essential ways people can reduce their risk to fire and be prepared in the event of one:
- Look for places fire can start
- Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm
- Learn two ways out of each room