Santa Rosa, CA – October 7, 2019 – Permit Sonoma’s Fire Prevention
Division invites the public to celebrate Fire
Prevention Week, October 6-12, 2019. The National Fire Protection
Association’s (NFPA) theme for the week “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan
and Practice Your Escape!” reminds the community to take action by
developing and practicing a home fire escape plan.
“The County of Sonoma is
committed to the safety of all those living in and visiting Sonoma County,”
said Board of Supervisors Chair David Rabbitt. “Households can increase their
safety by creating home escape plans and practicing them twice a year.”
According to NFPA, half of all
US home fire deaths occur at night between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am,
of which three out of five of those deaths result from fires in properties
without working smoke alarms. A home escape plan includes working smoke and
carbon monoxide alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and outside
each sleeping area. The plan also includes two ways out of every room, usually
a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place. To learn
more about home fire escape plans and NFPA’s “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape.
Plan and Practice Your Escape!” week, visit https://www.nfpa.org/fpw.
find out more about Sonoma County’s Fire Prevention work, visit http://www.sonomacountyfire.org.