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National Fire Prevention week continues with VDFP advice

As National Fire Prevention Week Continues the Virginian Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) offers more advice by email.

VDFP reminds Virginians of the importance of an escape plan and to practice it.

Only one in every three American households has a plan.

A plan should include two ways out of every room with exits kept clear of objects that could block a quick escape.

Children should be taught to escape on their own in case an adult can’t be there to help.

Choose an outside meeting place where all can gather after the exit like the end of the driveway or at the mailbox.

Assign someone the duty of calling 911 after everyone is out.

It is also important to have your address clearly marked and easy for firefighters to see.

Another safety tip will be available tomorrow as Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape week continues.

Additional fire safety tips are always available from your local fire department as well.

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