"In a fire, seconds count. Seconds mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy."
The Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department continues to work in coordination with the National Fire Protection Association, the official sponsor of the Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years.
To support Fire Prevention Week and reinforce those potentially life-saving messages, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue will host its annual Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest highlighting this year's theme "Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out!"
Students in participating elementary school through out the City of Pembroke Pines will have a chance to compete. Winners of the contest will be awarded and their posters will be displayed from October 9-12, 2017 at City Hall during Fire Prevention Week. This is a great opportunity for children to show case their creative talents and get them thinking about fire safety at the same time.
7 steps to practicing your escape plan
Draw a map of your home. Include all doors and windows.
Find two ways out of every room.
Make sure doors and windows are not blocked.
Choose an outside meeting place in front of your home.