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Escape Planning
  • Draw a floor plan with two escape paths and have everyone study it.
  • Practice with the whole family.
  • Have a meeting place – outside.
  • Sleep with your door closed.
  • Keep calm. When in doubt, don’t panic.
  • If you smell smoke, arouse the family with an emergency signal.
  • Close doors against heat and smoke.
  • Test closed doors for heat with the back of your hand. If hot, use the emergency exit.
  • If you are in smoke, get low to the floor to breathe better.
  • Never re-enter a burning building!
  • Assemble at a predetermined meeting place outside and notify the fire department.