In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Decorah Fire Department will implement Operation E.D.I.T.H. (Exit Drills In The Home) Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Sirens will sound in Decorah at 6 p.m.

If the household has practiced an exit drill, the porch light should be turned on, so it can be seen as the Decorah Fire Department canvasses the town.

Guidelines for formulating an escape plan include: drawing a floor plan, agreeing on a meeting place, practicing an escape plan, making your fire drill realistic, being prepared, testing doors before opening them, closing all doors between you and fire, not stopping for anything, crawling under smoke and not re-entering the building.

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