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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK - OCTOBER 9th-15th:

2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW).  This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

Today’s homes burn faster than ever.  You may have as little as two minutes (or even less) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds.  Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

Here’s more fire safety information you can use:

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/educate/2022/FPW22Grid.ashx

https://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/FPW/Educate/2022/FPW22CHecklist.ashx

 


FALL SAFETY:

Since fall weather can change quickly, you should always be prepared for possible cold, windy, and wet weather even if the sun is shining.  Bring appropriate clothing, such as warm coats, rain gear, and gloves.

Learn more at: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/fall-safety.

                                 


PREPAREDNESS:

Register to attend a Citizen Preparedness Corps training near you and learn how to prepare for any type of disaster or emergency, respond accordingly and recover.

Learn more and register at:  https://www.dhses.ny.gov/citizen-preparedness-corps

Topics include how to develop a family emergency plan, how to prepare your family and home for a potential emergency such as fire, what to do in specific situations such as active shooter, and covers evacuation or sheltering-in-place due to a life-threatening event, and much more. The training also discusses what to do when returning home after an emergency, including re-entry procedures, checking for and documenting damage safely, addressing emotional and other personal needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic event, and being wary of post-disaster scams.