Draw a map of your homewith all members of your household,
marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.
When the term "fire drill" is mentioned, schools are the institutions that immediately come to mind. Our children are well versed in their school's escape plan, so that should such an emergency arise, their actions are habits and they feel prepared. These same practices should be implemented at home. In a fire, seconds count and can make a safe escape possible.
HIGHVIEW FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Jefferson County, Kentucky
click on the Home Fire Escape Plan above to download and print your copy