Growing up we learned that heroes wore capes. They had superpowers and lived in big cities. We watched as characters such as Superman swept across our screens, wowing audiences worldwide with fluttering capes and huge feats. But Superman doesn’t prevent fires, fictitious characters seldom solve real-world problems. So, who does? You do. Because you see not every hero wears a cape and that is the exact theme of this year’s NFPA Fire Prevention Week. By taking only a few minutes you can work with your co-workers or family to come up with a safe and effective plan on how to exit a building in the event of a fire.This year we look away from the screen and to you, the moms and dads of the world who take the time to plan and practice exit strategies in the event of a fire. Because when it comes down to it only a few seconds makes the difference between a successful exit and a tragedy, whether you are at the office or at home, you are the hero of this story.