Tips to Create a Fire Escape Plan
Did you know that a fire can become life-threatening in just two minutes? In just five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. Time is of the essence when it comes to house fires. Let this blog serve as your reminder to create your fire evacuation plan for your home today! Or, if you already have one, be sure to plan to practice it with the rest of your family members this week.
Having an escape plan in place can help you get out of your home quickly and safely. Make sure to practice your home fire escape plan twice a year. Consider the following tips when preparing your plan:
- Find two ways to get out of each room in case one is blocked by fire or smoke.
- Check that windows are easily opened and screens can be removed quickly.
- Practice feeling your way out of the house with your eyes closed, in case visibility is limited due to smoke.
- Teach children not to hide from firefighters.
Thank you to our friends at Ready.gov for providing valuable information on escape plans.
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