Fire Prevention Week: Escape Planning

Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

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 tree, light pole, or 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.

Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

This week is Fire Safety Week—Look for safety tips all week here on Village Soup and on ourFacebook page. Source: National Fire Protection Association.

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