STAMFORD, Conn. — Firefighters will be going throughout Stamford this week meeting with residents and organizations to help people make escape plans for themselves and their families in case of a fire, a news release from the city said.
The fire departments are working with the National Fire Protection Association to run this campaign as part of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 through Oct. 13. This year’s theme is “Two Ways Out” stressing the importance of having multiple escape routes in case of an emergency, the release said.
In addition to having an escape plan, residents are urged to have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes, the release said.
Here are tips recommended by the fire departments to plan your escape routes:
▪ Make a map of your home. Mark a door and a window that can be used to get out of every room.
▪ Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home. This is where everyone can meet once they’ve escaped. Draw a picture of your outside meeting place on your escape plan.
▪ Write the emergency telephone number for the fire department on your escape plan.
▪ Sound the smoke alarm and practice your escape plan with everyone living in your home.
▪ Keep your escape plan on the refrigerator and have your family practice the plan at least twice a year or whenever anyone in your home celebrates a birthday.
You can also learn more information by visiting the National Fire Protection Association’s website.