WHAT: Citywide Fire Drill & Simulated Response

WHO: Members of the Bright/Faulkner family

Firefighters from Engine 68 and Ladder 13

All city residents

WHEN: Thursday, October 11 at 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Home of the Bright/Faulkner family

5644 Carpenter St., Philadelphia

As part of Fire Prevention Week, the PFD will conduct a simulated response to a “fire” at the home of the Bright/Faulkner family on Thursday at 6 p.m. The family will use their practiced home escape plan to evacuate as firefighters from Engine 68 and Ladder 13 respond to the “incident.”

At 7:30 p.m., fire apparatus sirens will sound throughout the city to indicate the start of the citywide fire drill. All Philadelphians are urged to participate by putting their home escape plans to the test. Residents should:

  • Know two ways out of each room;
  • Be able to get out in two minutes;
  • Have a family meeting place away from the house.

Homes should have smoke alarms on every level. If you need smoke alarms, call 311 and the Fire Department will come and install them for free.