October 6-12 is National Fire Prevention Week

Schools and businesses will be conducting fire drills in October, but do your children know what to do in case of a fire at home? It’s never too early to start.

  • Make and practice a fire escape plan.
  • Plan two ways to escape from each room.
  • Pick a safe spot to meet to check that everyone got out.
  • Practice your escape plan every month.
  • Plan for everyone in your home – including babies and others who may need help to escape.
  • Involve children in making and practicing your escape plan.
  • Teach children to never hide during a fire – they must get out and stay out.

Source: fema.gov