Plan and practice your escape this Fire Prevention Month

This October for Fire Prevention Month, Georgetown Fire Department encourages residents to “Plan and Practice Your Escape.” The fire department will be hosting a series of events throughout the month, including programs at all Georgetown ISD elementary schools, as well as area daycares, preschools, and private and charter schools.

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.

Georgetown Fire is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association, the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape,” which works to educate the public about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

There are simple steps people can take to help quickly and safely escape a fire:

  • Have a fire escape plan for your home.
  • Practice your escape plan.
  • Make sure you have working smoke detectors.

For more information about Fire Prevention Month and home escape planning, visit fire.georgetown.org or contact Georgetown Fire at (512) 930-3473.

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