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According to the National Fire Protection Association, only one-third of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.  Their research also shows that 71% of Americans do have an escape plan, but less than half have ever practiced it.  Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters want to help you protect your family from fire.   The community is invited to the RCFD Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2017 to learn more about how working smoke alarms save lives.    

Open House Activities - Please join us at the Day Creek Fire Station (173) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a fun-filled day of educational safety activities.   Throughout the day, firefighters will be demonstrating things such as the Jaws of Life, simulated rescues, and much more.   Families can enjoy interactive displays and lots of giveaways, while kids can dress up like firefighters and have their picture taken by a fire engine.  Grab a bite to eat from the Carl's Jr. truck and you'll be supporting our Fire Explorers in raising funds for their Post’s training equipment.

NEW LOCATION!  This year's event will take place at Day Creek Fire Station #173, which is located off Day Creek Blvd, just north of Base Line Rd.  Limited parking will be available to the west of the Fire Station if you enter off Base Line Rd.  However, since the Day Creek Fire Station is conveniently located next to the Pacific Electric Trail, families are encouraged to walk or bike to the event - we'll even host a bike valet to make it easier for you!

Practice Fire Safety - This year’s campaign focuses on the importance of having an escape plan in case of fire.  When a smoke alarm sounds, you must evacuate immediately and seconds truly count.  Having a plan in place that includes two ways out of every room, and practicing that plan, will ensure your family is prepared in the event of a fire.  Follow these recommendations to ensure your escape plan is ready:  

  • Put it on paper.  Draw a map of your home that shows all doors and windows.  Then indicate two ways out of each room.
  • Pick a meeting place.  Decide on a meeting place OUTSIDE the home (like a tree, mailbox, etc.) that is a safe distance away where your family can gather after exiting the home. 
  • Plan for special circumstances.  Discuss who will assist young children or family members with special needs.
  • Practice it!  Once you’ve developed a home escape plan, test it out.  You should hold a family fire drill at least twice a year. 
  • Maintain Smoke Alarms.  These inexpensive early warning devices can only protect your family from fire if they are properly maintained.  Be sure to test your smoke alarms monthly and change the battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 

Close the door!  In the event of a fire, close doors behind you as you leave.  This will help contain the fire as well as reduce the damage fire and smoke can cause in a home.

( RCFD Open House Flyer )