National Fire Prevention Week runs through Saturday. The theme for this week is “Fire Won’t Wait, Find Your Escape.” Moberly Fire Chief Don Ryan says there are some statistics that illustrate the importance of having a fire escape plan.
Families should develop a safety plan together. Ryan says practicing and adjusting the plan helps.
Residents are also advised to practice their escape plans during the day and at night. Ryan adds smoke detector location is another key to making a quick escape.
As part of National Fire Prevention Week, the Moberly Fire Department has been visiting local schools to inform kids on the importance of fire safety.