Home fires have proven to be one of the largest disaster threats facing American families today, resulting more than 8 in 10 fire-related deaths. To raise awareness about this issue and encourage families to be prepared, the Office of the State Fire Marshal has partnered with Safe Kids Kansas for Home Fire Drill Day on Saturday, October 12, 2019, in coordination with National Fire Prevention Week (October 6 through 12).
We practice fire drills at work and children practice at school, but many families don’t practice fire drills at home. Creating a home fire escape plan with your family and practicing it is a smart thing for every family to do, said Cherie Sage, Safe Kids Kansas. In the event of an emergency, a child could feel overwhelmed or scared. Practicing on Home Fire Drill Day can help teach your children what to do in case of a home fire.
Take the Home Fire Drill Day Pledge
Fill out our online form that says you will complete the 6 Steps to Safety on Home Fire Drill Day and we will even email you a reminder.