How to make a Home Fire Escape Plan
*Draw a map of your home. Show all the doors and windows.
*Visit each room. Find two ways out.
*All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside.
*Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working.
*Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet at the meeting place.
*Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street.
*Talk about your plan with everyone in your home.
*Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department.
*Practice your home fire drill!
*Make your own home fire escape plan using the grid provided on page 2.
Grown Ups: Children don’t always wake up when the smoke alarm sounds. Know what your child will do before a fire occurs. Get more information on smoke alarms and escape planning at http://www.nfpa.org/factsheets.
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the NFPA Fire Prevention Week pamphlet from the fire service. Please make sure that you have an escape plan to get out of your house.
I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston.
I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan.
I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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