Chief’s Corner

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It’s important to have a Home Fire Escape Plan.

Time is of the essence when fire erupts in the home. Be prepared!

• Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows.

• 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 in proper working order.

• Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet at the designated 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!

Make your own home fire escape plan using the printable grid here.

Download your own grid by clicking the link below: