This week is National Fire Prevention Week.  October 6 to 12.  The National Fire Protection Association is a global nonprofit, established in 1896.  The Faribault Fire Department held their open house Saturday.  Fire Chief Dusty Dienst was a guest on the KDHL AM Minnesota program last Monday.

The Faribault Fire Chief  told us the theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week is, ""Not every hero wears a cape.  Plan and Practice your Escape."  Every second counts when a fire breaks out and you need to plan two ways out.  The NFPA says you could have less than 2 minutes to escape a home fire from the time a smoke alarm sounds.

This week make sure you spend some time with your family going over a plan of escape in case of a fire emergency.  Remember you don't have a plan unless you practice it.

Home fires are the biggest public safety threat facing families today, with one home fire reported every 86 seconds.

Here is some information from NFPA .

Fire Prevention Week Tips from NFPA. Materials from NFPA