As September comes to a close, October begins National Fire Prevention month. This years National Theme is "Know Two Ways Out."
It is very important to know two ways out of every room as well as your home. Practicing exit drills in the home is a great way to know you and your family will be ready if, God forbid, there is a fire in your home.
Escape ladders stored in second floor bedrooms, checking and changing the batteries in your smoke detectors, and being prepared will saves lives.
Make sure you sleep with your bedroom doors closed, if there is a fire in your home; crawl on the floor to the door, check the door for heat using the back of your hand. If the door is hot, DO NOT OPEN IT.
Crawl to the window and climb out to the roof or use your escape ladder to climb down to safety. If you do not have either, open the window, STAY by the window and yell for help. The firefighters will come get you.
If you are able to get out, you MUST STAY OUT. Your family must have a meeting place, a meeting place could be a tree in your front yard, the mailbox at the curb, or your neighbor's front door. Have a meeting place, so your family knows everyone is out safe.
The Broomall Fire Co. will be holding a Fire and Life Safety Open House on Oct. 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn Two ways out and other life safety messages. Children who come out and attend the "Top 5 to Stay Alive" safety stations will be entered to win prizes.
This event is a community event. Come meet firefighters, EMT, paramedics and police officers who serve Marple Township. There will be fire trucks on display, firefighting demonstrations, and fun for the whole family. We will have pizza and hoagies along with drinks for dinner.
We hope to see the whole community on the 9th, Stay Safe!!!!