Make – and practice – a family escape plan.
each family member knows how to quickly get out of the house to safety in the
event of a fire. The National Fire Protection Association recommends having two
ways out of the house, in case smoke or flames make one of the exit routes
impossible to use. Smoke can fill a house within minutes, making it difficult
or even impossible to see the way out. With preventive measures, you can lower
the chances of a fire, but careful planning can help you and your family
survive if the worst happens.