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Fire won’t wait - Plan your escape

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Fire Prevention Week (FPW) is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

Through the week North Douglas County Fire & EMS will share tips and information to help you and your family plan for the unexpected.



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