Fire Prevention Week

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) is partnering with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote National Fire Prevention Week, Sunday, October 6th through Saturday, October 12th. The 2019 campaign theme is, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

In 2018, YFD responded to 118 structure fires – on average more than two every week.

“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,” Yakima Fire Chief Aaron Markham said. “Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.”

Following are resources with safety tips related to the theme “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”