Safety Tips & Reminders

New Melle Fire Rescue – Every Second Counts…Plan 2 Ways Out!

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.
That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. 

October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  Here are this year’s key campaign messages:

•    Draw a map of your home with all 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.
•    Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
•    Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
•    Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

If you have any questions, call New Melle Fire Rescue at 828-5528.