Fire Prevention Week: Oct 8th - Oct 14th 2017

9th October 2017       General Division

Fire Prevention Week

About Fire Prevention Week:

Fire Prevention Week has started on October 8th this year and is used to commemorate the “Great Chicago Fire” of 1871, which resulted in 300 deaths and 100,000 Chicago residents without a home. During this week, cities and fire departments across all of North America focus on fire safety, fire prevention and public education.

This year, the theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Every Second Counts. Plan Two Ways Out!”. It aims to encourage families to take the time to review and practice their fire safety evacuation plan (with two ways out of home) and test their smoke alarms. They hope these steps will result in more ingrained fire-safe behaviours and regular practices throughout the year which will hopefully increase their likelihood of a safe evacuation if a fire were to ever break out.

Did you know? According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) and based on laboratory testing, you could have less than 3 minutes to get out safely after a smoke alarm sounds.

Fire Evacuation Plan

Fire evacuation planning is one of the most basic but fundamental elements of fire safety and can make the difference between life and death in a fire situation. As recommended by the province and the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), be prepared in advance with these simple steps:

      1. Draw a floorplan showing all doors and windows
      2. Find 2 ways out of every room and the the path to the outside from each exit
      3. Make sure windows and doors are not blocked
      4. Choose an outside meeting place in front of your building
      5. Push the test all the smoke alarm and make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm
      6. Practice your drill with everyone in your home at least twice a year.
      7. Make changes to your plan if necessary
Plan Two Ways Out - Fire Prevention Week BC

A Message from E.B. Horsman & Son

E.B. Horsman & Son strongly encourages all families, employees, and employers, to ensure they have drafted, discussed, and practiced their fire escape plans. We also urge everyone to ensure that their homes and workplaces are equipped with the proper fire prevention and safety products, and that they are properly working. If you don't have the equipment that will ensure your family's and staff's safety, our staff will be happy to share their expertise in fire prevention equipment. These include but are not limited to:

  • Smoke Alarms
  • Strobe Lights
  • Emergency Exit Signs (Regular & Photoluminescent)
  • Heat Detectors
  • CO2 Detectors
  • Door Holders
  • Pull Stations
  • Bells
  • Fire Alarm Panels
  • Aerosol Smoke Detector Testers
  • ...AND MORE
Fire Prevention Products

E.B. Horsman & Son is happy to share its expertise in fire prevention products with you, please contact us for any questions or inquiries:

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