This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” highlights three steps people can take to be prepared to quickly and safely escape a home fire:
- Look for places fire could start.
- Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm.
- Learn two ways out of every room.
“Today’s fires burn faster than ever so you need to be ready to act quickly when your smoke alarm sounds. That means planning and practicing how you will escape,” said South County Fire Chief Bruce A. Stedman.
Information on home fire escape planning and other safety topics will be available at the department’s Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday, October 13th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W., Lynnwood.
This free event will include activities for all ages:
- Firefighter Challenge: A hands-on experience for kids to don bunker gear, spray water from a real fire hose and learn what it’s like to be a firefighter.
- Fire trucks and medic unit tours.
- Rescue truck tours and demonstration.
- ACT to Save a Life: Learn three first aid skills to save a life.
- Safe and Healthy Aging: Information to help you stay safe and independent as you age.