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Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

Post Date:10/08/2018 10:10 AM

This week is National Fire Prevention (FPW) Week! The Corona Fire Department reminds you to “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

Learn the three basic, but essential steps, to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire–and how to escape safely in the event of one:

LOOK: Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

LISTEN: Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.

LEARN: Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

About Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.

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