Home Fire Escape Plan
Prepare for an Emergency Escape
Plan and practice a fire escape route from every room.
- Use a chain or rope ladder to escape from upper levels and practice using it.
- Teach small children not to hide from firefighters.
- Trigger the smoke detector alarm so your children get used to the sound.
- Identify a place outside to meet in case of a fire.
Using your Escape Plan
Crawl low under smoke and keep your mouth covered.
Feel closed doors with the back of your hand. If hot, don’t open it; use another exit.
If not hot, open the door slowly and check for smoke and fire.
Meet at a designated place outside, then call for help. Never return to a burning building.
For information about Fire Department education programs, please see Safety Education.
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