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Joseph F. Williams
COMMISSIONER

John G. Jordan Sr.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

Donald G. Lynch
CHIEF FIRE MARSHAL

PO Box 127
Yaphank, New York 11980
Main (631) 852-4855
Fax  (631) 852-4861
Evenings & Weekends: (631) 852-4815

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Fire Prevention Week 2017

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In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  •  Draw a map of your home by using our grid in English (PDF) or Spanish ( with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
    Home Fire Escape Plan Grid
    Como realizar un Plan de evacuación por incendio
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • 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.

 

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 Practice Your Home Fire Escape Drill Two Times a Year.

7 Steps to practicing your escape plan

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