In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That’s why home escape planning is so critical in a fire situation. It ensures that everyone in the household knows how to use that small window of time wisely.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” works to educate the community about the critical importance of developing a home escape plan and practicing it. The Folsom Fire Department is working to reinforce those potentially life-saving messages during Fire Prevention Week, October 8 to 14, and offers recommendations for developing and practicing a home escape plan: