Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home, 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.
The National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week Campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire.
– Look for places fire could start.
– Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm
– Learn 2 ways out of every room.
Remember, when the smoke alarm sounds, get out and stay out. If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke. If you are able, close doors behind you as you leave, to help slow the spread of smoke and fire, and help others exit.
The Champaign Fire Department will be at the Market Place Mall near the Food Court on Monday, October 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be various educational opportunities inside the Mall in the Food Court, and a “Touch-A-Truck” outside the Food Court.
Media Contact: Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal | Phone: 217-403-7212