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Did you know that Fire Prevention Week takes place October 6th-12th?
“It’s important that every family has a fire safety plan and that they practice the plan so they know what to do in an emergency,” said Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen, in a media release.
“It doesn’t take long to prepare and can be a good family project. Practicing the escape plan could make the difference between getting out unharmed and being trapped inside if a fire breaks out,” he said.
This year’s theme is ‘Not Every Hero Wears a Cape, Plan and Practice your Escape.’
That could include drawing a map of the home and marking two exits from each room, practicing a fire drill and teaching children how to call 911.
Fire experts say people have less than two minutes to escape a burning home once a smoke alarm goes off.
This year’s campaign includes the following safety tips: