Senator Rocca offered the following resolution:

            Senate Resolution No. 104.

            A resolution recognizing October 8-14, 2017, as Fire Prevention Week.

            Whereas, Last year, home fires killed more than 91 Michigan citizens, and according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System, fire departments throughout the state responded to 12,063 home fires in 2016; and

            Whereas, Families today have a much smaller window of time to escape a home fire safely. It can take as little two minutes or less, to escape from the time the smoke alarm sounds due to newer homes burning faster and toxic gases and smoke being produced by today’s building materials; and

            Whereas, A home fire escape plan provides the skill set and know-how to quickly and safely escape a home fire situation; and 

            Whereas, Families are urged to develop and map out a home fire escape plan that includes two exits from every room in the home, a path to the outside from each exit, and designated meeting place; and

            Whereas, Michigan’s first responders are dedicated to reducing the occurrence of home fires and home fire injuries through prevention, protection and education so families can take personal steps to increase their safety from fire in their homes; and

            Whereas, The 2017 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out” effectively serves to educate the public about the vital importance of developing a home fire escape plan; now, therefore, be it

            Resolved by the Senate, That October 8-14, 2017, be recognized as Fire Prevention Week; and be it further

            Resolved, That the the members of this legistive body urge the people of Michigan to develop a home fire escape plan with all members of the household and practice it twice a year; and be it further

            Resolved; That the people of Michigan participate in the many public safety activities and efforts of their community’s fire and emergency services during Fire Prevention Week 2017.