- Decide to be Prepared
- Identify Real Threats &
- Improve Your Disaster
- Complete Your Emergency Communications Plan
- Complete Your Emergency
- Assign Emergency
- Develop a House Fire
- Put an Emergency Supply
Kit in Every Vehicle
- Protect Valuable Papers
- Establish a Neighborhood
- Identify Storage Spaces for Emergency Supplies
- Collect & Store Emergency
- Prepare a Disaster
- Create a Family
- Establish a Solid
- Train to Survive
Develop a House Fire Evacuation Plan
There is no better reason to plan ahead because, when a fire breaks out, you literally have only seconds to escape. Everyone, guests included, needs to know how to react, how to escape, and where to meet a safe distance away.
- Draw a floor plan and identify at least two escape routes from each room
- Conduct practice drills; making sure windows and doors are not blocked and can be easily opened
- Select your meeting place outside the house and make it routine to meet there every time you conduct a family fire drill.
Hold a family meeting:
- Define and discuss your plan
- Teach the techniques: roll out of bed, stay low, crawl to an exit, control breathing, get out—every second counts!
- Decide how you will alert others – yelling “FIRE, FIRE!” can be effective.
- Schedule a follow-up meeting to include a family fire drill.
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|Survival tip: Conduct a minimum of two fire drills every year. Keep a record of date, participants, and lessons learned. Practice because you anticipate the unexpected to actually happen. Test your smoke alarms each time you drill; replace batteries twice a year and the entire unit every 5 to 6 years.