Plan and practice two escape routes out of the building.
Plan two ways to get out of every room.
Discuss the plan with your family.
Practice escapes at night. That's when most deadly fires occur.
Designate an outside meeting place.
Decide who will take charge of each child.
Draw a picture of the inside of your home.
Teach children to crawl under smoke and to touch doors before opening them. Do not open the door if it is hot.
Teach children to "stop, drop & roll. Never stop to call the fire department before leaving the building, and never re-enter
a burning building.
Show children who live in high-rise buildings the shortest route to a safe exit. Do not use the elevator.
Install detectors in all sleeping areas and on every level of your home.
Test detectors once a month.
Clean the detector regularly. Dirt can lead to malfunction.
Replace the batteries at least once a year.
Know what the smoke detector alarm sounds like and what to do when it goes off.
Fires and burns kill hundreds of children each year and permanently scar thousands more. Yet more fire victims die from
smoke than flames. Smoke can overwhelm a child or adult in minutes. Protect your family.