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Make a Fire Escape Plan
- Draw a map of your home.
- Include all doors and windows.
- Find two ways out of each room if you can. All windows and doors should open easily.
- If there’s only one exit from a room, make sure it has a charged phone in it. That way, as a last resort, you can call for help.
- Make sure your home has working smoke alarms. Push the test button weekly.
- Pick a meeting place outside.
- Pets are part of the family! Plan who’s going to grab them on the way out.
- Practice twice a year: Once at the beginning of the school year, again at the end.
Make it a family activity. For a fun worksheet on how to create a plan, visit the NFPA:
NFPA Website >
The 2nd way out is
often the window
2-Story Escape Ladders:
If the door to your upstairs bedroom is hot and
you need another way out, just unfurl the escape
ladder and down you go. It’s safe for both kids