We are nearing the end of fire prevention week which officially comes to a close on October 15th. In addition to replacing your smoke alarms every 10 years, it’s also important to remember to develop an escape plan in case you encounter smoke or a fire in your home. Lieutenant Ernie Palsons at the Fire Prevention Bureau also recommends regularly practicing your escape plan so you have a greater chance of getting out safely. “It’s very important. You’ve got to be prepared in the event there’s smoke or fire in the house so if you haven’t practiced anything, you run the risk of not getting out safely. So talk about two ways out of every room, whether its a window or door or combination of windows and doors and practice that plan,” said Lt. Ernie Parsons. For more information on smoke alarms and this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, visit firepreventionweek.org.