October is Fire Prevention Month - Celebrate by Making a Fire Escape Plan Today!

Release Date: October 01, 2019
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If a fire happened in your home, would you know what to do? Be an everyday hero by creating and practicing a home fire escape plan with your family today.
 
Most fatal fires happen at night when people are sleeping. Working smoke alarms are designed to activate early to help ensure that you and your family have time to safely escape from your home.
We recommend drawing a map of your home with all members of your household and marking two exits from each room and a path to your designated safe meeting place outside from each exit. One of those exits could be a window.
 
Once you have an escape map, have a home fire drill and practice using different ways out. Once outside, remain outside, and call 911. Never go back inside a burning building for anything.
 
For more fire prevention tips and tools to create a fire escape map, visit https://www.eastsidefire-rescue.org/DocumentCenter/View/604/Home-fire-escape-plan. This video shows you how to create your escape plan.