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2022 Fire Prevention Week them, "Fire won't wait. Plan your escape!"
Posted on 10/09/2022

Jackson, Tenn. – During the week of October 9-15, 2022, the City of Jackson Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week this year’s Fire Prevention Week 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 in the event of a house fire.

"Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) 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 an early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning," said Lorraine Carli, Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA.

"It’s important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Preparing in advance will allow you to know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different," said Public Education Officer LaTrell Billingsley with the City of Jackson Fire Department Public Education Division. “Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them!”

The City Of Jackson Fire Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme.

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the City of Jackson Fire Department will host a number of Fire Escape Planning presentations and Knowing Two Ways Out demonstrations so that residents can receive FREE training and other educational materials to keep them safe.

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Jackson, please contact the Jackson Fire Department at 731-425-8690. For more general information about Fire Safety, visit https://jacksontn.gov

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