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Focus on Fire Safety: Emergency PreparednessDisaster preparedness became a renewed priority for our Nation as a direct response to
the devastation of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Following the tragedies
of that day, government at all levels has worked more closely with civic and private sector
organizations and the public to prepare for emergencies. Americans need to become fully
aware, trained, and practiced on how to respond to potential threats and hazards.
Preparedness starts with YOU! Everyone should:
Each person's needs and abilities are unique but every individual can take important
steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies – including fire emergencies - and put plans in place.
Prepare for a Fire EmergencyIn less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and turn
into a major fire. It only takes minutes for a house to fill with thick black smoke
and become engulfed in flames. By preparing for a fire emergency, you can greatly
reduce your chances of becoming a fire casualty.