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Keeping Your Community Safe with Home Fire Escape Planning

home fire escape drills

Here's everything you need to help residents in your community make and practice a home fire escape plan. Fire can spread quickly throughout a home, leaving as little as two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Making an escape plan and practicing an escape drill are important elements of home fire safety.

The basics

Provide members of your community with copies of our home fire escape grid and our home escape checklist to make sure their plans include all the elements needed to ensure safety.

Easy-to-read handouts in different languages
Talking about escape planning
Public service announcements (all quarter-page)
Local media can help spread the word about home fire escape planning

Fill-in-the-blank news releases

Letters to the Editor

Bylined articles