Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

In a fire, every second counts. It is important for you, your family, and your community to know what to do when there is a fire. Fire safety isn't just for firefighters - it's for everyone.

Per President Donald J. Trump, in this presidental declaration, this year's Fire Prevention Week is October 7 to October 13.

Look for places fires could start in and around your home. Take a good look to identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

Listen for the sound of smoke alarms. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from your home and where everyone should know to meet.

Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doorsd and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

The Brooke Volunteer fire department is ready and able to help with all your fire prevention needs. Call us at 540.658.5335 or email us at info@brookefire.org to set up a fire safety consultation. Our profesionally-trained volunteers are eager to help keep you and your family as safe as possible.