Wednesday, October 12, 2022
The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services says Fire Prevention Week is 100 years old this week and to celebrate they want to share this important fire safety message: “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.”
State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey says: Modern residential fires burn much faster than they did in past decades. You could have less than three minutes to escape a fire at home today, compared to 15 minutes or more in the 1970s. That’s why it’s so important to have working smoke alarms and a practiced escape plan that includes two ways out.