Home Escape Planning

Did you know a fire can double in size every thirty seconds to one minute and most deadly fires happen at night. Would you and your family know what to do?  

Watch the Fire Escape Planning video and learn important tips for you and your family.


Download our home escape plan worksheet in English or Spanish.

Fire Escape Planning Tips:

  • Smoke is the number one cause of death and injury in a fire not the flames.
  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home.
  • Make a Home Escape Plan. Draw a map of each level of your home and be sure to include all doors and windows.
  • Go to each room and point to the two ways out. Practice the plan with everyone in the household.
  • Remember to practice "Get low and Go", crawling under the smoke.
  • Have an outside meeting place. (something permanent like a tree, mailbox, light pole) a safe distance in front of your home where the firefighters can easily find you.
  • Remember to practice, practice, practice!