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Escape Plan

With a fire burning in your home, there is no time to waste. You may have to contend with fear, darkness, confusion, even blinding smoke and searing heat. If you plan and practice now, you and your family will know what to do in a real emergency. Sit down with your family today and plan how to escape in case of fire.

Practice your Plan

At least twice a year, have a fire drill in your home. Appoint someone as the monitor, to sound the alarm and make sure everyone participates. Because the majority of fatal fires occur when people are sleeping, start the drill by going to your bedroom, closing the door, and waiting for the monitor to sound the alarm. Remember, a fire drill is not a race. Get out quickly but carefully!