As part of Fire Prevention Week, the MFD is encouraging everyone within the City of Monroe to participate in the City Wide Fire Drill to be held at 11:30 am Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Mayor Jamie Mayo adds, "This is an excellent opportunity to test your company, school or home evacuation plan in the event of a fire. We are encouraging large and small businesses, schools, hospitals, daycare facilities, government offices, hotels and private residents to participate."
Every building in the city should also have an action plan in the event of a fire. This plan should address two basic goals: 1) Evacuating the building in a quick and safe manner; and, 2) Being able to account for the safe evacuation of everyone within the building.
Participating in the City Wide Fire Drill will only help in preparing everyone to respond properly during a real emergency. If you don't currently have a plan for your home or business, the Monroe Fire Department has hand-outs to help you create a plan. For additional information, please call 318-329-2437 or 318-329-2475.
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