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