Don't be alarmed, Philly. Sirens to sound this evening for citywide fire drill

It’s Fire Prevention Week and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday the Fire Department will sound apparatus sirens around Philadelphia to signal a citywide fire drill.

At that time, residents are being urged to participate by putting their home escape plans to the test.

An hour earlier, firefighters from Engine 64 and Ladder 20 will respond to 719 Knorr St. in Lawndale, where members of the Gillis family will practice their home escape plan.

You can go here to find out how to develop your own home escape plan.

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Officials say everyone should have an escape plan in the event of a fire.