Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors & windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
Have an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
Practice using different ways out.
Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
Close doors behind you as you leave.
If The Alarm Sounds…
If the smoke alarm sounds, get out and stay out. Never go back inside for people or pets.
If you have to escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke on your way out.
Call the fire department from outside your home.
*Information provided courtesy of the NFPA Public Education Division - www.nfpa.org/education