“This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
Teach Your Family Home Fire Drill Day Procedures
The smoke from the oven started covering the kitchen. Although my feet were small I learned from school what happens when there is a fire and I ran straight for my parents bedroom. To this day I’m a strong advocate for practicing home fire drill procedures with all members of your family.
Celebrating Home Fire Drill Day
Over the course of the past few months I have had the chance of sharing with you the mission of Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen initiative. They want to make sure that every family is safe from common injuries and accidents that happen.
October is the month to take action and make sure you are prepared for a fire drill. October 9-14th is Fire Prevention Week and leads up to the big day of October 15th Home Fire Drill Day. Does your family have a plan ready should a fire break out? If not I will help get you up to speed on what you need to be doing.
Basic Fire Drill Plan
Home Fire Facts
According to a recent Nationwide Make Safe Happen survey of more than 1,000 parents with children under 13 years of age only 55 percent of the children knew what to do when a fire breaks out in their home. We are during the peak season of home fires, fall and winter are the biggest seasons where fires break out.
The American Red Cross found out that 62 percent of people think that 5 minutes is a good time to make it out in a fire. Making sure that your family can get out in 2 minutes is extremely important as fire can travel fast.
Having been in a house fire I cannot stress you enough how important it is to get these drills practiced. Please don’t think that it can never happen to you because without the knowledge I was given in school my family would not have made it and I wouldn’t be here to help raise awareness to this important issue.
The Make Safe Happen survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Nationwide between November 4, 2015 and November 13, 2015, among 1,001 U.S. parents or guardians of children ages 0 to 12 years old.