National Fire Prevention Week 2012Although National Fire Prevention Week isn’t until October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) already has its theme in place: Have Two Ways Out.

The2012 theme is intended to encourage families across the country to prioritize fire escape planning and practice.

The NFPA wants families to develop a home fire escape plan that prepares them to think fast and get  out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds.

“If one exit is blocked by smoke, it’s imperative to plan for another escape outlet.,” according to the NFPA.

“We are excited for this year’s theme because it is simple and to the point—always plan for two ways out of your home,” says Jim Shannon, president of NFPA. “You never know which direction a fire will come from, and being prepared can save the lives of you and your loved ones.”