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.