Creating a Home Fire Escape Plan with your kids
A quote from the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) recently released report focused on residential fires, entitled Fire Safety in the United States since 1980,
According to the findings, fire departments respond to a fire every 24 seconds, with an injury during a home fire happening every 43 minutes. A civilian fire fatality occurs every three hours and 10 minutes.
This is why it is important to develop, practice and update your emergency escape plan with your family.
The document below is to help you build a home fire escape plan with your children so they know where to go in case of an in-home emergency. It focuses on a fire in the home but can be used for any emergency where you need to leave. As with any plan, this should be practiced with your children at least 2x per year.
Download and print the checklist and follow the steps to develop your own escape plan for your home. Remember to update and practice your plan at least 2x per year so your kids are comfortable what to do and where your family meeting place is outside.