Fire safety

Allen McWhirter, Fire Chief of West Lake Limestone VFD

Fire Prevention week this year is October 8-14, 2017.  We, as emergency responders, want to increase awareness of your opportunity to be fire safe.  This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Every second counts: Plan 2 ways out”.

In a fire, seconds count.  Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely and experiencing tragedy. Having a plan and practicing your plan can reduce the amount of time it takes your family to escape safely in the event of a fire.  The National Fire Protection Association provides these tips:

  • Draw a map of your home with all the members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year.  Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Establish a meeting place outside where everyone in the home is to meet.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.

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