23
October
2020
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11:35 AM
America/New_York

Create a Home Fire Escape Plan for Your Family

If you had a fire at your home, would your family members know how to escape safely?

The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) recommends families make a home fire escape plan incase there’s a fire in their home. In October, NFPA celebrates National Fire Prevention Week.

When creating your family's fire escape plan:

  • Ensure your home has working smoke detectors. Press the test button to ensure they’re working properly or replace them.
  • Pick a designated meeting spot outside. It should be outside of your home foreveryone to meet at in the event of a fire.
  • Visit each room in your home. Identify two ways ou tof the room.
  • Practice your plan. Do a home fire drill.
  • Talk about your fire escape plan. Be sure to discuss the plan witheveryone in your home.

To learn more about fire prevention tips, visit nfpa.org.