National Fire Prevention Week – Fire Station Open House

 Escape Planning  

  • According to an NFPA survey, only one-third of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
  • Almost three-quarters of Americans do have an escape plan; however, less than half actually practiced it.
  • One-third of Americans households who made and estimate they thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. The time available is often less. And only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out! 
    Smoke Alarms
  • Almost two-thirds (62%) of reported home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
  • In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 92% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated only 77%  of the time.

“Reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, ©2012 NFPA.

Local fire stations will be holding an Open House during fire prevention week. Some that we know about are: 

Coppell Fire Station #3, on Parkway Blvd. – Sunday, Oct. 7 from 1pm-5pm

Plano – Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6:30pm-8pm

Lewisville – Central Sta. on Valley Pkwy – Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10am-3pm

Flower Mound – Central Sta. on Forums Dr. – Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10am-2pm