You have less than three minutes to get out of your home in a fire. Are you ready?
Talk to your family about what to do in a fire. If you use a wheelchair or a cane, make sure you can get to it easily and get out quickly. If you wear hearing aids or eyeglasses, put them next to your bed while you’re sleeping. Practice how you will escape by holding a fire drill twice a year and develop a fire escape plan with these tips from the U.S. Fire Administration:
- Have two ways out of each room.
- Know to crawl low to the floor when escaping to avoid toxic smoke.
- Know that once you’re out, stay out.
- Know where to meet after the escape.
- Your meeting place should be near the front of your home, so firefighters know you are out.
- Practice your fire escape plan.