State Fire Marshal's Office

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy

Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: January 6, 2017
Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Lysandra Davis
Phone: (360) 596-3929
Twitter: @wafiremarshal

Have a Home Fire Escape Plan and Practice It

After 11 fire-related deaths in December 2016, State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy is stressing the importance of having working smoke alarms and having a home fire escape plan. 
"Fire safety in the home should be the one New Year's resolution you never break," says Duffy.  "If a fire were to break out in your home, you literally have only seconds to ensure your family's safety."
The State Fire Marshal Office is reminding residents to make fire safety in the home a priority. Most fire deaths happen when people are asleep (between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.) Don't let this happen in your home. Keep your family safe by installing smoke alarms and testing them monthly to make sure they work.
Planning your family's escape:escape map


The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens
of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire
sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington States firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.


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