“Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape.”

We ask everyone to educate themselves about the important actions that can be taken to keep everyone safe in case of a fire.

 Tips for Elders & Individuals with Disabilities

  • Escape plans must be accessible for individuals using wheelchairs, hearing aids or glasses
  • Make sure everyone can hear the smoke alarms sound. Consider bed shakers or strobe lights.
  • Escape plans should be visibly hung including a marked meeting spot.
  • Escape plans must be accessible for individuals using wheelchairs, hearing aids or glasses.
  • A phone nearby the bed is a good idea to call 911 in case of an emergency.

Tips for Households with Children

  • Establish a meeting place outside.
  • Hangup the escape route to review.
  • Make sure children know to leave all items & toys behind.
  • Review when to call 911.

How to Make an Escape Plan

  • Draw a map of your home. Show all windows and doors
  • Visit each room. Find two ways out.
  • All windows & doors should open easily.
  • Clearly display the escape plan.
  • Pick a meeting place outside.
  • Make sure your house # is visible from the street.
  • Talk about the plan with everyone in your house.
  • Practice the plan at least twice a year!!!

Take the first step and plan ahead for your escape. Review the fire escape checklist, make your home fire escape plan and practice today.