Practice Your (Fire) Escape Plan
Join the Great American Fire Drill ™
The men and women of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service ask you to take action this October during Fire Safety Month to keep everyone in your home safe. On Sunday, October 21, 2007 the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service will be joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to take part in The Great American Fire Drill™.
According to the latest NFPA research, over 3,000 people annually die in home fires—that’s roughly eight people every day. Only 23% of households arm their families with a well-practiced plan for escaping home fires. No one ever expects they will have a fire in their home, but fires happen all too often. If you prepare your family and other household members with a simple escape plan and practice it during The Great American Fire Drill, you have taken important responsibility ...more