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  • Writer's pictureDebi Haning

Do you have a home fire escape plan?

Having a fire escape plan is crucial for ensuring the safety of you and your loved ones in the event of a fire. A fire escape plan outlines the steps you need to take to get out of your home quickly and safely, and it should be practiced by everyone in your household. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends installing smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area, as well as on every level of the home. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of their home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors. It’s important to choose an outside meeting place where everyone can meet after they’ve escaped, and to make sure that responding emergency personnel can easily find your home by making sure your house number is easy to see. Remember to practice your home fire escape plan twice a year, making the drill as realistic as possible.

Use this form to draw out your own escape plan.


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