Practice Your Fire Escape Plan

A Division Chief for Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue says the theme for this week’s Fire Prevention Week, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is more than a catchy motto. Troy Haase urges people to plan to have two ways out of their residence or rooms in case of a fire and practice your plan. It’s claimed 75 percent of state residents have escape plans, but not all of them practice it. Speaking of practice for the past few weeks the fire department has been taking the “Survive Alive” House around to schools to give 5th graders practice on how to escape from a smoking building. This is Fire Prevention Week in Fond du Lac. Fire Station #1 held an open house last night to celebrate the week. A similar open house will be held in North Fond du Lac this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.