Home Fire Escape Planning

Make a Plan
Children as young as three years old can follow a fire escape plan they have practiced
often. Yet, many families don't have detailed escape plans, and those that do usually don't
practice them.

Practice the Plan
Practicing a fire escape plan and fire-safe behaviors on a regular basis can mean the
difference between life and death.

Draw a Diagram
Draw a basic diagram of your home, marking all windows and doors, and plan two routes
of escape out of each room. Consider various fire scenarios when creating your plan and
develop actions for a safe escape. Plan for each member of your family, including babies
and toddlers who may be unable to escape on their own.