Fire Escape Planning

Fire Escape Planning

This is Fire Prevention Week and one of the main topics this year is fire escape planning.  Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

SAFETY TIPS

  • MAKE a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • KNOW at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • HAVE an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
  • PRACTICE your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
  • PRACTICE using different ways out.
  • TEACH children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • CLOSE doors behind you as you leave.

IF THE ALARM SOUNDS…

  • If the smoke alarm sounds, GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for people or pets.
  • If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out.
  • CALL the fire department from outside your home.

If you want to learn more about fire escape planning and more fire prevention tips, Click the link below.

https://www.nfpa.org/fpw

References
1 – National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA)

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A single sprinkler controls a fire 90 percent of the time, saving a majority of a home or company’s possessions.1 Also, the average fire loss in a building with a sprinkler system is $2,166 as opposed to $45,019 without the protection.2

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Notes:
1. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
2. Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition