As a reminder, should a smoke detector sound, and you need to escape, first get outside, call 911, and stay outside!
- If there is a fire in your home, you could have less than 2 minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds.
- Make a fire escape plan. Draw a map of each level of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the map with everyone who lives with you.
- Plan two ways out of every room. Choose an outside meeting place in front of your home.
- Make a fire escape plan around your abilities. If you need to use a wheelchair or a cane, make sure you can get to it easily and get out quickly. If you wear hearing aids or eyeglasses, put them next to your bed while you are sleeping.
- Make sure all doors and windows open easily.
- Practice your fire escape plan by having a home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the home.
- If there is a fire in your home, get out and stay out. Never go back inside for people, pets or things.
If you have questions or an experience to share with your neighbors about a home escape plan, please do so below as a comment. Learn more about making an escape plan at: https://lamaderafire.org/in-real-life-get-outside-and-stay-outside/
Joe Gober / District Chief