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Does Your Family Have A Fire Escape Plan?



Does Your Family Have a Fire Escape Plan?

 

 When a home fire occurs, you have to act fast. If your family doesn't have an escape plan, this could lead to chaos and panic. Make sure to come up with a plan, and be sure it includes a working smoke alarm, more than 20 percent of American homes are without them. This means roughly 23 million homes are at risk because of non-working smoke alarms and an additional 5 million homes are at risk by not having smoke alarms. Read the following tips to make a plan for keeping your family and home safe.

Make a Plan
On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. Installing smoke alarms on every level of the home and developing a plan of escape can give your family precious minutes to get out and get to safety.

Draw a floor plan of your home and sketch exit routes out of every room.
Make sure you have a fire escape ladder long enough to reach the ground from upstairs rooms.
Assign an outside meeting place, so you can quickly locate each other.

Room by Room
The peak time for home fire fatalities is between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most families are asleep.

Bedrooms


Living Room


Kitchen
Cooking is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States.



Garage



Source: www.Energizer.com.

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