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Make your fire escape plan

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Tai Moses

The Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office and the National Fire Protection Association have partnered up to observe the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15. This year’s motto, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” is an effort to educate community members about the ” simple but necessary actions to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.” Travis County Chief Fire Marshal Tony Callaway explains, “Time is the biggest enemy in a fire, and every second counts. In less than 30 seconds, a small fire can grow significantly due to the materials used in today’s furnishings. With only minutes and sometimes seconds to respond, creating a home fire escape plan can mean the difference between you and your loved ones escaping without harm or suffering serious injuries.” View a collection of safety tip sheets here and find information about neighborhood fire drills here.

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