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Fire officials stress importance of family emergency plan

Published On: Oct 01 2013 07:09:23 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 01 2013 04:50:06 PM CDT
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Photo courtesy Kingsport Fire Department

The state fire marshal's office is encouraging Tennessee residents to create an escape plan in case they are ever faced with a fire in their homes.          

In preparation for the Tennessee Fire Prevention Week kickoff on Friday, the office is joining the Oak Ridge Fire Department to promote the importance of home fire escape plans.          

Last Thursday, the Oak Ridge Fire Department launched a public service announcement about home escape plans directed at families across Tennessee.          

Tips from the state fire marshal's office include drawing a floor plan of the home and marking two ways out of every room. Officials also suggest practicing home fire drills at night and during the day with everyone in the home, twice a year.