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GRFD teaches fire safety at public open houses

GRFD teaches fire safety at public open houses

Each year over 2,500 people die in fires, majority in residential occupancies. It is therefore essential that every home have a home fire escape plan so that everyone in the home knows what to do when there is a fire.

Firefighters will be visiting Ocean City Elementary School on Wednesday to promote fire safety and fire prevention.

"This year's official Fire Prevention Week theme is 'Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out.' The theme is a reference to the fact that homes burn faster than ever".

Close doors behind you as you exit - this may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. She told arriving firefighters her two dogs were still in the house and within minutes they emerged through the smoke carrying both canines to safety.

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"Developing and practising a home escape plan is like building muscle memory", said Jim Lariviere, chairman of the Comox Valley Fire Chiefs Association. Conduct one practice run at night (since about half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am, according to the NFPA) and one during the day with everyone in your home. In conjunction, Rowan University and the Glassboro Fire Department have advice for students on ways to prevent and respond to a fire.

Participating organizations include other area fire departments, UAMS, Jr.

Practice your home fire drill twice a year.

Firefighters have been out and about this week teaching the community about the dangers of house fires and the importance of being prepared in case one breaks out.

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The London Fire Department simulated the fire at a home on Eldorado Ave.

Per the fire code, smoke detectors should be placed on every level of a home, in hallways leading to bedrooms, and in every bedroom. The Little Rock Fire Department offers smoke alarms to Little Rock residents who need one. CO and smoke detectors that are over ten years old should be replaced as they have reached the end of their life expectancy.

"That's why we are trying to educate the public, the fire is not just our fight, the fire is everyone's fight".

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