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Plan And Practice Your Escape

Presidential proclamation: 2019 Fire Prevention Week

In a typical home fire, residents may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help them make the most of the time they have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

Fire Prevention Week flyer

Share our Fire Prevention Week flyer

Customize this flyer with your logo and hand it out in your community to increase awareness about the characteristics of home fires and why fire escape plans are important.

Download the flyer PDF 399 KB

Social media messages to share about the importance of escape plans

Use these messages, or create your own, to accompany the cards below.

Fire is FAST!

In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can turn into a major fire. #FirePreventionWeek

Fire is HOT!

If you inhale the super-hot air in a home fire, it will scorch your lungs. #FirePreventionWeek

Fire is DARK!

If you wake up to a fire you may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find your way around your home. #FirePreventionWeek

Fire is DEADLY!

The odorless, colorless fumes from a home fire can lull you into a deep sleep. You may not wake up in time to escape. #FirePreventionWeek

Plan for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today. #FirePreventionWeek

More fire escape plan content to share

Social media toolkits

Key messages, graphics, videos and photos for you to share on your social channels.

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Use the Fire Safety Essentials toolkit

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Use these illustrations and videos to communicate fire safety messages to high-risk populations.


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