Escape Planning

Fires within our homes are often the most tragic. Most fires start during sleeping hours, in bedrooms. Fortunately, home fires are the most preventable.

Escape Plans

An effective escape plan can save lives during a fire. Follow these steps from the National Fire Protection Association to create a plan:

  1. Walk through your home with your whole family, and draw a map of the building.
  2. Determine two safe routes out of each room in your home, and be sure those egress points aren't blocked.
  3. Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance from your home where everyone will meet once they've escaped a potential fire.
  4. Make sure your house number is visible from the road so emergency personnel can find your home.
  5. Assign someone in the home to assist infants or anyone with mobility issues in an emergency.
  6. Practice your escape twice a year.