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:
FPW 2017 Escape Plan GridDraw a map of your home by using our grid in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
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.
What does pizza have to do with fire October is fire prevention month? Everything!
Domino’s and the Galveston Fire Department are teaming up to reward select customers who have properly functioning smoke alarms with FREE domino’s pizza delivered aboard a fire engine.
For residents who live east of 35th Street you can order your pizza from 5-7pm on October 7th and the 21st from the Broadway location by calling 409-572-8484. Those who live west of 35th can order your pizza from 5-7pm on October 14th from the 61st St location by calling 409-765-7868.
During these timeframes selected customers will have their pizza delivered aboard a fire engine. Once firefighters arrive, if they find properly functioning smoke detectors your pizza will be free! If they don’t, they’ll help you get them in working order before they leave!