October 8 – 14 is National Fire Prevention Week, and Ameren’s Fire Protection Engineer shared some safety tips, that you are welcome to share on your websites, newsletters and social media. This year’s National Fire Prevention Week theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” Working smoke alarms are often a family’s first indication of a fire. Fires can spread quickly, leaving only seconds to escape. Making home fire escape plans are an important part of fire safety. After you create your plan, walk through the escape routes with every member of your family, conduct a drill, talk about it and practice it twice a year. Sleeping with your bedroom door closed will slow the spread of smoke and fire.
In addition to checking smoke alarm batteries this week, make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are also in good working order. Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels burn incompletely. In your home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide. Feel free to share the attached information.
For additional resources, visit the National Fire Protection Association’s webpage at Nfpa.org.
Have a safe weekend,