How to make a Fire escape plan
- Make a written home fire escape plan and practice getting out in under 2 minutes
- Have a plan for young children who cannot get outside by themselves.
- Check that you have smoke alarms in all the right places and test them twice a year.
- Have two ways out of each room.
- Know to crawl low to the floor when escaping to avoid toxic smoke.
- Know that once you’re out, stay out.
- Know where to meet after the escape, meeting place should be near the front of your home, so firefighters know you are out.
- Have a home fire drill at least twice a year.
For emergencies call 911
Use the grid below to draw a fire escape plan.
Mark two ways out of each room, and pick a meeting place outside. Remember practice at least two times a year.