Fire Prevention Week
October 7-13, 2018
Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.
MILLERSVILLE, MD – Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week, to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” which works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to prevent and quickly and safely escape a home fire.
“Tragically, six Anne Arundel County residents have died in four fires in 2018 in spite of the homes having working smoke alarms,” said Fire Chief Allan Graves. “Knowing what to do in that critical time when your smoke alarm is sounding is crucial to your ability to escape safely,” he said.
This year’s “Look. Listen. Learn.” campaign highlights three steps people can take to help quickly and safely escape a fire.