If you don't have an escape plan, how are you going to safely escape your home when a fire occurs?
How will you know that your loved ones are safe?
Where is the proper place to call 9-1-1?
Just a few minutes of planning can prevent a lifetime of regret.
Draw a basic diagram of your home, marking all windows and doors, and plan two routes out of each room. Make sure to routinely practice the escape plan. Preventable fire deaths can be reduced if families arm themselves with a map and a plan:
- Practice finding your way out of the house with your eyes closed, crawling or staying low and feeling your way out of the house.
- Never open doors that are hot to the touch.
- Teach your family to stop, drop to the ground and roll if their clothes catch on fire.
- Designate a meeting place outside and take attendance. Get out and stay out.
- Remember to escape first, then notify the fire department.