Teach the children
What happens when the fire alarm goes off in the night?
Do the kids know what to do?
Do they know where to go?
What happens after the alarm stops?
Gather everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors. Also, mark the location of each smoke alarm.
Practice your home fire escape plan twice a year, making the drill as realistic as possible.
Allow children to master fire escape planning and practice before holding a fire drill at night when they are sleeping. The subject is to practice, not frighten, so telling children there will be a drill before they go to bed can be as effective as a surprise drill.
Choose an outside meeting place (i.e. neighbor's house, a light post, mailbox, or stop sign) a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they've escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.
Once you're out, stay out! Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. If someone is missing, inform the fire department dispatcher when you call. Firefighters have the skills and equipment to perform rescues.
Once the emergency crews leave call us, we will do what is needed to get you back into your clean home, "like it never even happened."
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