The Fargo Fire Department encourages citizens to participate in Fire Prevention Week from October 8-14. This is part of a nationwide effort, which is united under the campaign “Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out!” More information on the broader campaign can be found at www.firepreventionweek.org.
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That’s why home escape planning is so critical in a fire situation. It ensures that everyone in the household knows how to use that small window of time wisely.
The Fargo Fire Department offers these additional tips and recommendations for developing and practicing a home escape plan:
- Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit. Practice your home fire drill twice a year.
- Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
- Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
- Close doors behind you as you leave — this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
- Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.
All seven Fargo Fire Department stations are available for tours and visits from 6 pm to 8 pm during Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14). A list of the stations and their physical addresses is found below.
- Station 1 – 637 NP Ave
- Station 2 – 3020 25 St S
- Station 3 – 1101 25 Ave N
- Station 4 – 2701 1 Ave N
- Station 5 – 930 40 St S
- Station 6 – 4630 15 Ave N
- Station 7 – 3957 Village Lane S
For more information about Fire Prevention Week at our local stations, visit the Fargo Fire Department Facebook page for updates.