We’ve all have had practice fire drills at school or work, but what about in your home? Planning ahead can keep your family safe in the event of a fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, home fire escape planning should include the following:
- Drawing a map of each level of the home, showing all doors and windows
- Going to each room and pointing to the two ways out
- Making sure someone will help children, older adults, and people with disabilities wake up and get out
- Teaching children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them
- Establishing a meeting place outside and away from the home where everyone can meet after exiting
- Having properly installed and maintained smoke alarms
For more information on how to keep your family safe, visit https://www.nfpa.org/…/St…/Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week.