WHAT: Citywide Fire Drill & Simulated Fire Response

WHO: Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy

Members of the Monroe family

Firefighters from Engine 54 and Ladder 24

All city residents

WHEN: Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Home of the Monroe family

5851 Woodbine Ave., Philadelphia

As part of Fire Prevention Week, the PFD will conduct a simulated response to a “fire” at the home of Fire Lt. Ronald Monroe on Thursday at 6 p.m. The family will use their practiced home escape plan to evacuate as firefighters from Engine 54 and Ladder 24 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 outside within two minutes;
  • Have a family meeting place away from the house.

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