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Make a Fire Escape Plan

More than 15,925 people were injured by fire in the United States in 2013, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have as little as two minutes to safely escape once the alarm sounds.

When fire strikes, deadly smoke can fill your home within minutes. That's why we want you to plan and practice home fire drills. Watch this 30 second video for life-saving tips on how to make a home fire escape plan.

safety_tips_escape_plan.Planning can help protect you, your family, and your home when seconds count. Here are a few steps to help keep your family fire safe:

• Check that all smoke alarms are working properly;
• Make a map of your home and mark all windows and doors through which you may escape;
• Choose a meeting place outside the home where firefighters can see you and your family;
• Write the emergency telephone number for your fire department on your escape plan;
• Practice your fire escape drill; and
• Keep your fire escape plan in a common area where everyone can see it, i.e. refrigerator.

For more information about protecting your family and developing a fire escape plan, check out the home fire escape materials from the U.S. Fire Administration.

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3 thoughts on “Make a Fire Escape Plan”

  • necorjilkk

    Great share. Thanks - I downloaded for my Family.

  • Clara

    With having so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagiarism or copyright violation?

    • First Aid Product Team
      First Aid Product Team January 15, 2016 at 00:49

      No - we are very careful to use original content, content offered for sharing (with links) and content for which we obtain direct licensing so that we can provide a broad spectrum of CPR< First Aid, Disaster and Safety content for our readers. Thanks for following us!

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