Have a Plan Disasters can strike unexpectedly and your family might not be together at the time so it's important to plan ahead.
Safety tips for your family: »Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
»Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
»Have an outside meeting place (like a streelight or a mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
»Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
»Practice using different ways out.
»Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can't help them.
»Close doors behind you as you leave.
IF THE ALARM SOUNDS...
»If smoke alarm sounds, GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for people or pets.
»If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out.
»Call the fire department immediately after you get outside.
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