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“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

is the Theme of Fire Prevention Week


          This year, National Fire Prevention Week is October 6 through 12.  State Fire Administrator, Jeff Morrissette of the Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks urges all Connecticut residents to plan and practice a Home Escape Plan.  “Planning and Practicing a home escape plan can keep your family safe during a home fire,” stated Morrissette, “go to for valuable safety information about escape planning.”

  Did you know?

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.  Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today. 


The Connecticut Fire Academy is the teaching arm of the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control.  Part of their mission is educating the public in fire and burn prevention.  Go to and click on the Fire Prevention Week tab for Escape planning information.