Did you know that cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States? That’s why West Pierce Fire & Rescue is teaming up with NFPA during the month of October to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Month campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”  This year’s campaign focuses on the importance of fire prevention, how to keep your family safe and knowing your escape plan.

Want more information and fun activities for this kids? Be sure to check out the home checklist (Spanish version), coloring sheet (Spanish version) and find out how kids can safely help in the kitchen sheet.

In a typical home fire, you 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 you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. Making sure there are two ways out of every room is essential for fire escape planning.

We encourage all residents to create an escape plan. Taking just 15 minutes to complete the task could save your life. Be sure to visit our escape planning webpage with more information about how to create a family escape plan and what you should include in it.

As you create your escape plan, you’ll notice how important smoke alarms are.

Do you have working smoke alarms in your home?
Are they less than 10 years old?
Do you have them inside and outside each sleeping area?

If you answered no, please call us and we can visit your home to assess your smoke alarm needs. We can install or replace smoke alarms as needed in your home at no cost. Please call us at 253.983.4594  or visit our Smoke Alarm Program webpage to schedule an appointment!

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