Fire Prevention Week educates public

Fargo Fire Chief Steve Dirksen

Have not one, but two escape plans in case of a fire at home.

In light of National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, the Marietta Fire Department would like to remind citizens of some information if they are ever faced with escaping a fire.

Among the lessons for children and their families is to have a working smoke detector and escape plans that have at least two ways out, Matthews said.

From the time you hear a smoke alarm sound, you might have less than 2 minutes to get out of your home safely, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. It aims to better educate the public on the importance of having an emergency home escape plan and to practice it. The department gave rides in the fire trucks, let kids touch and feel the equipment, and had pamphlets with fire safety checklists.

The fire killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. "You go back to everything you've practiced and then you realize what you're supposed to do when this thing occurs".

"You really need to practice and talk about it with family on what to do - especially if you have young children, those in preschool through third grade", Staaf said.


National Fire Prevention week takes place every year in October. He said each year the open firehouses have typically brought in about 500 visitors each Fire Prevention Week.

"We've had some fatality fires where there would have been options for those involved to use a window or another way out but, without thinking, they went through a fire room instead". Installation of the alarms also is free, he said.

It is observed on the Sunday through Saturday in which Oct. 9 falls, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began Oct. 8, 1871, and did most of its damage Oct. 9.

"We've beat smoke detectors pretty well into people's heads, so if you don't have them, shame on you", he said. 14, fire departments across the State of MI and throughout the United States will reinforces why everyone needs to have and practice a home fire escape plan.

To make a home escape plan, start by making sure all the doors and windows leading outside open easily. Practice using different ways out.

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