Health Tip: Create an Escape Plan at Home06/19/13
(HealthDay News) -- It's important to create and practice a fire
escape plan at home, and to teach it to every member of the
The U.S. Fire Administration offers these guidelines:
- Draw a diagram of your home, marking all doors and windows.
Devise two escape routes from each room.
- Make sure all exits are clear of clutter.
- Keep your child's bedroom door closed to help keep smoke from
overtaking the room.
- Talk to young children about firefighters, encouraging the
children not to be afraid and explaining that firefighters will
offer help in an emergency.
- Teach children how to crawl low on the floor if there is smoke.
Kids should also learn to feel closed doors for heat before opening
- Designate a safe meeting place outside the home, and make sure
children understand that they are never to go back inside.
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