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Evacuation Plan - Planning Ahead!

Prepare a floor plan of your home, showing exits for every room and practice the escape plan at least twice a year. Allow children to master fire escape planning, the objective is to practice, not to frighten

If windows or doors in your home have security bars, make sure that the bars have quick-release mechanisms on the inside so that they can be opened immediately in an emergency.

Close doors behind you as you escape, to slow the spread of the fire and smoke. Test doorknobs first before opening. If the door is warm, try another escape route. If it's cool open slowly.

If you have to escape through smoke, get down on your hands and knees.

Agree on a fixed location outdoors where family members are to gather for a head count. Remember to get out first, then call for help. Never go back inside until the fire department gives the OK.

For second story rooms use a fire escape rope ladder.

Consider installing an automatic home sprinkler system. Sprinklers can extinguish small fires faster than it takes the fire department to arrive.