Fire Safety Education
The Lyndonville Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association
2018 Fire Prevention Week October 7th - 13th
Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere
As Fire Prevention Week approaches, the Lyndonville Fire Department encourages residents to “Look. Listen. Learn.” What does that mean?
Asst. Chief Patrick McLaughlin
August 1st 2018 – Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. 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. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice. The Lyndonville Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) -- the official sponsor of Fie Prevention Week™ for more than 90 years -- to promote this yea's Fie Prevention We eek campaign, “Look. Listen. Lean. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere™,” which works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire. NAPA statistics show that the number of U.S. home fires has been steadily declining over the past few decades. However, the death rate per 1000 home fires that are reported to fie departments was 10 percent higher in 2016 than in 1980. “These numbers show that while we’ve made significant progress in teaching people how to prevent fires from happening, there's still much more work to do in terms of educating the public about how to protect themselves in the event of one,” said Loraine Cali, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “This is particularly critical given the increased speed at which today’s home fires grow and spread.” Cali also notes that although people feel safest in their home, it is also the place people are at greatest risk to fie, with four out of five U.S. fie deaths occurring at home. That over-confidence contributes to a complacency toward home escape planning and practice. Campaign highlights three steps people can take to help quickly and safely escape a fire
Look for places fire could start.
Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm.
Learn 2 ways out of every room.
The NFPA and the Lyndonville Fire Department are focusing on home fires, these fie safety messages apply to virtually anywhere. For more information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.