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Escape Planning, Mar 21, 2017 

A flyer with fire safety tips and an image of a child hugging a dog near a mailbox.


  •  Designate a safe meeting place outside your home everyone can get to after a fire.
  • Use graph paper to draw a floor plan of your home and show two ways out of each room.
  • Make sure each family member is aware of escape options from each room.
  • Practice your family escape plan twice each year.
  • Walk through your home periodically and inspect all exits and escape routes.


  • More than 80 percent of families have not practiced home fire drills.
  • Experts estimate you have as little as two minutes to safely escape your home once the smoke alarm sounds.
  • Working smoke alarms provide the valuable seconds needed to escape a burning residence.