Fire Escape Plan

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.

  • Make a home escape plan and 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 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.
  • 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.
Please remember these important fire safety tips in case of a fire:

  1. If the Alarm Sounds GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for people or pets.
  2. If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out.
  3. CALL 911 from outside your home.
Click here for a printable version of these safety tips along with a grid for you and your family to draw your home fire escape plan.