It’s dark, smoke is filling the room and your kids are across the house. Do you have a plan to get out
safely? Do your children know how to escape? Seconds can mean the difference between life and death in a fire; preparation and practice are key.

Creating a family escape plan saves lives and is this year’s focus during October. It’s Fire Prevention
Month and here is what first responders want you to do:

Plan 2 Ways Out!

 Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, mark two exits for each room
 Practice your escape plan twice a year—one during the day and one at night
 Teach your children to escape on their own in case you can’t get to them
 Make sure your outside home address is visible for first responders
 Close doors behind you as you leave—this can help slow smoke, heat and fire
 Once you are outside, stay outside. Never go back in a burning building