If there is a fire in your home, you could have less than 2 minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Do you have an escape plan?
- Make a fire escape plan. Draw a map of each level of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the map with everyone who lives with you.
- Plan two ways out of every room. Choose an outside meeting place in front of your home.
- Make a fire escape plan around your abilities. If you need to use a wheelchair or a cane, make sure you can get to it easily and get out quickly. If you wear hearing aids or eyeglasses, put them next to your bed while you are sleeping.
- Make sure all doors and windows open easily.
- Practice your fire escape plan by having a home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the home.
- If there is a fire in your home, get out and stay out. Never go back inside for people, pets or things.
Make a plan – Plan two ways out – Practice your plan – Get out and stay Out!
Use the following home safety checklist to help prevent a fire at home and prepare your escape plan, should you need it.
Link – Home_Safety_Checklist.pdf