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It's Fire Prevention Week

Practice Your Escape Plan

It’s Fire Prevention Week

Practice your escape plan!


First, you need a plan:

If your home were on fire, how would you escape?

  • Draw a floor plan of your home – a map showing every room, every door, and every window.
  • Sit down with the entire family and talk about the two best ways to get out of each room.
  • Pick a meeting place outside your home and tell everyone to go there as soon as they’ve escaped a fire.

Now, you need to practice:

  • Everyone goes to the room where he or she sleeps.
  • A grownup sounds the smoke alarm.
  • Everyone follows the escape plan and gets out of the building.
  • Everyone goes directly to the meeting place.
  • Everyone needs to practice the drill at least twice a year.

We want to know:

  • Do you have smoke alarms in your home?
  • Can you hear the sound of the smoke alarms when you are in your bedroom?
  • Does the sound of a smoke alarm wake you up?
  • Do you know the fire department’s phone number?
  • Do you have a home fire escape plan?
  • Do you have an outside meeting place to go to after you’ve escaped from a fire?
  • Have you ever practiced a home fire drill?
  • Do you test your smoke alarms at least one a month to make sure they work?

Escape tips:

  • If you hear a smoke alarm, get out and stay out.
  • When you escape, move quickly and be careful, but don’t run.
  • If you must go through smoke while you are escaping, get low and go under the smoke to your exit.