Sunday, October 3, 2010
Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Prevention Week: OCTOBER 3 - 10, 2010
This week we thought we'd share some striking facts...
According to an NFPA survey, only one in four Americans have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan (PDF, 632 KB) to ensure they could escape quickly and safely.
While 66% of Americans have an escape plan in case of a fire, only 35% of those have practiced it.
One-third of American households who made an estimate 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!
Eighteen to 24-year-olds are the least likely to have even developed an escape plan.
Spend some time this week creating or reviewing your own ...it could really make a difference!!! Click here for more information: HOME ESCAPE PLAN.