Not Every Hero Wears a Cape
By Ex-Chief Jerry Galu
October 6, 2019

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Did you know?
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.

Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today. Use the attachments below to help you make your plan

Be a hero
How do you define a hero? Is it…a person who is courageous and performs good deeds? Someone who comes to the aid of others, even at personal risk?

A hero can be all of those things. A hero can also be…someone who takes small, but important actions to keep themselves and those around them safe from fire. When it comes to fire safety, maybe you’re already a hero in your household or community. If not, maybe you’re feeling inspired to become one. It's easy to take that first step - make your home escape plan!

Hyperlinks: NFPA Announcement
Attachment FPW19Checklist.pdf  (535k)
Attachment FPW19Grid.pdf  (7,438k)
Attachment FPW19KidLessonHero.pdf  (7,382k)
Attachment FPW19OlderAdultChecklist.pdf  (159k)