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Fire Escape Plans

According to the National Fire Protection Association, one home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds in 2010. That’s 369,500 home structure fires in one year – which caused 13,350 injuries and 2,640 deaths.  

The numbers are scary, but there are things you can do to help ensure your family’s safety should a fire break out in your home: For starters - Have Two Ways Out!

If you have children:

  • Make a map of your home. Mark a door and a window that can be used to get out of every room.
    Click here to download an escape plan grid.
  • Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home. Draw a picture of your outside meeting place on your escape plan.
  • Remind kids that it’s OK to dial 9-1-1 during an emergency.
  • Sound the smoke alarm and practice your escape drill.
  • Keep your escape plan on the refrigerator and practice the drill twice a year.

If your family is all adults:

  • Walk through you home and identify two ways out of each room.
  • Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home.
  • Practice your escape drill twice a year.

 


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