What’s Your Plan?
Your smoke detector just woke you. The clock is ticking. You and your family may have only 2 minutes to get to safety. What do you do next?
Use your home escape plan.
Your plan should map out multiple exit routes. Assign roles. Designate a meeting place outside. Also teach everyone some basic fire safety lessons: check doors with the back of their hands for heat. Stay low to avoid smoke. Close doors behind you to keep the fire from spreading. And NEVER go back into the house. Once you’re safe, call 911.
Don’t forget to practice your plan 2x a year during the day and at night.
Every week should be Fire Prevention Week in your home. Use these tips and more to stay safe all year!