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One of my earliest memories is when we had drills at my school when I was in Kindergarten. I remember the loud alarms going off, as we were directed into lines and moved out of the building in a single file. I am still impressed by all of the teachers who have a classroom of young children, and are able to direct all the children in an orderly fashion, while loud alarms ring in the background!
Now, as an adult, my workplace still has fire drills. During our last fire drill, about 3 weeks ago, I started thinking about having a fire drill at home.
When you look at the statistics, 9 out of 10 structure fires occur in the home, so it seems especially important that families should know what to do in the event of a home fire.
Reading that made me realize how common home fires are, and if they do occur so much more frequently than in schools and work places, why shouldn’t I be conducting fire drills at home?
Fires can occur at any time, but they happen more frequently in the fall and winter months. That is why I am thrilled to learn that Nationwide Make Safe Happen, along with the Make Safe Happen Advisory Council, is launching a new national observance day for Home Fire Drill Day on October 15th.
What a great program for individuals and families! I love the initiative that Nationwide has taken to promote #HomeFireDrillDay!
I will be adding bi-annual fire drills to my calendar. I encourage you to have a fire drill at your home, twice a year, to keep your family well informed on what to do in the event of a fire. Below is a free printable fire escape plan that you can customize to your home as you get ready for your fire drill.fire-escape-plan-home-fire-drill-day
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