Have two ways out for Fire Prevention Week

During the week, fire fighters will be visiting Alexander Park Elementary School to talk about fire safety.

Do you have two ways out?

That is the question the fire departments in the Golden area will be asking students during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 to 13.

During the week, fire fighters will be visiting Alexander Park Elementary School to talk about fire safety.

“The focus will be on having a home fire escape plan with two ways out of everywhere in your home,” said Lieutenant Eddie Leigan with Golden Fire Rescue.

“When a student comes home from school we urge families to go through the books and activities we send home with the students, there is a lot of information in these items for the parents to help keep their home fire safe.”

Having two ways out may be this year’s theme, but there are several points that Golden fire fighters will be teaching the students.

They will be telling them why it is important to always have a working smoke alarm in our home, keep items such as matches and lighters away from small children, have fire extinguishers in the home, and a meeting place once you do get out of your home, and know your address.

Many people underestimate how quickly fire spreads, so it is important to have a plan. In 2010, home fires were reported every 85 seconds, killing 2,640 people and injuring 13,350.

In the past year there have been a few major fires in the Golden area, burning a business (Golden Concrete) and a vacation home to the ground. Luckily no one was injured.


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