Fire Prevention Week: Create, practice your home fire escape plan

If a fire breaks out in your home, you have roughly three minutes to escape safely.  A home fire escape plan will help you and your family escape.

Leduc County is partnering with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years – to promote this year's campaign: "Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!"

When a fire alarm sounds, you have just minutes to escape safely. Knowing what to do and how to escape can save your life, and a major part of this is creating and practicing a home fire escape plan.

Keven Lefebvre, fire chief

A home fire escape plan maps out the layout of your home, identifies two ways out of each room and identifies a meeting place that your family members will gather at once everyone has escaped safely. 

Residents are encouraged to practice their home fire escape plan twice per year, in the daytime and at a night using different escape routes.

This Fire Prevention Week, from Oct. 6 to 12, 2019, create and practice your home fire escape plan and test your fire alarms. 

View our home fire escape plan tip sheet.

The National Fire Protection Association has proclaimed Fire Prevention Week annually since 1925. During Fire Prevention Week, public awareness activities are hosted in communities around North America to educate the public on the importance of being prepared for fire emergencies.