Baltimore City getting ready for Fire Prevention Week

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and the Baltimore City Fire Department are gearing up for Fire Prevention Week. 

From October 8 to the 14, the Baltimore fire chief and Mayor will help teach residents fire safety tips to keep the city safe. 

This year's theme is 'Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!' to encourage families to make a home escape plan in case of emergency. 

"Home escape planning is one of the most basic but fundamental elements of home fire safety and can truly make the difference between life and death in a fire situation," said Fire Chief Niles R. Ford of the Baltimore City Fire Department. 

Firefighters across the city plan to help educate the public about the critical importance of developing a home escape plan. A plan includes making sure there are working fire alarms on every floor, finding two ways out of every room, and looking for a clear path to an outside meeting place that is a safe distance from your home. 

The Baltimore City Fire Department will open its doors to everyone during Fire Prevention Week. You can visit the department from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to ask any questions. 

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