Home Fire Escape Plan

Fire moves fast. You and your family may have less than two minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds.
Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. It’s important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance, so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different. Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them.

Have working smoke alarms.

Develop a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year.

Make sure everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarm and what to do when it sounds. Get out and stay out.

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