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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?
- 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.