Plan Your Escape Route from Home
What would you do if there was a fire?
People can panic when under stress. To ensure you get out safely it is a good idea to have an escape plan prepared before hand.
Try to plan two ways to get out of each room in your home. This way, if one way is blocked there is another way out. Remember to always stay low on the floor, smoke rises and inhaling smoke will make it hard to breathe. Do not stop to grab possessions or try to help pets.
Practice your escape routes after you make them. Meet your family members outside at an easy-to-remember place.
*Do not go back into the house for anything, no matter how important*
General Fire Safety Information for Children:
Be your family’s Junior Deputy Fire Chief and complete this Fire_Prevention_Checklist with your parents!
Kids and teens can follow along with this helpful guide to help them remember exactly what to do if a fire happens.
Educational Resources for Children:
The following resources and activities are available:
- Online games for kids
- Resources for Teachers
- Smoky the Bear’s Fire Danger Activity
- Campfire Conversation Starters
- Make your own fire escape plan for your home here