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Fire Prevention Week is here!

“Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

“Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. 

Here are some safety tips:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them. Watch a video from Sparky the Dog.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

Also this week, Mill Valley Fire Department will be making visits to multiple schools across the city. The students will have a chance to ask the firefighters questions.

For further information on Emergency Preparedness and for further assistance, please contact Mill Valley Fire Department at 415/389-4130.