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How To Make a Fire Escape Plan

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

firefighters on a roof with flames billowing out of it Having a home fire escape plan will reduce the chance of fire-related injuries.

Source: National Fire Protection Association

Since October is Fire Prevention Month, we thought it would be a good time to discuss fire escape plans.

On average, there are 358,000 home fires each year in the U.S. with 12,300 injuries. Having a home fire escape plan will reduce the chance of fire-related injuries. Follow these steps to create yours. 

  • Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows.
  • Mark all of the smoke alarms with “SA”. Smoke alarms should be in each sleeping room, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.
  • Visit each room. Find two ways out.
  • All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside.
  • Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working.
  • Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet at the meeting place.
  • Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street.
  • Talk about your plan with everyone in your home.
  • Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department.
  • Practice your home fire drill!

If you suffer smoke or fire damage to your home, SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville Northeast can help. Call us at 904.729.2401.

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