This is Fire Prevention Week and Flin Flon Fire Chief Chad Cooper explains this year’s theme is Every Second Counts-Plan Two Ways Out. He says the theme re-enforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. He explains draw a floor plan of your home with all the 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 with one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home using different ways out, teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them, make sure the number on your home is clearly marked and easy for the Fire Department to find, close the doors behind you when you leave and once you’re outside stay outside.
The Fire Department will be visiting local residents to perform free smoke alarm inspections and installations. For information you can contact the Fire Hall.