Escape Plan

In a fire or other emergency, you may need to evacuate your house, apartment, or mobile home on a moment’s notice. You should be ready to get out fast.

Develop Your Plan

Make a Floor Plan

Develop an escape plan by drawing a floor plan of your residence. If your home has more than two floors, use an additional sheet of paper.

Note Important Items

Using a black or blue pen, show the location of doors, windows, stairways, and large furniture. Indicate the location of:

  • Collapsible Ladders
  • Emergency Supplies (Disaster Supplies Kit)
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Utility Shut off Points

Draw Your Escape Routes

Next, use a colored pen to draw a broken line charting at least two escape routes from each room.

Set a Meeting Place

Finally, mark a place outside of the home where household members should meet in case of fire. Be sure to include important points outside, such as:

  • Driveways
  • Elevators
  • Garages
  • Patios
  • Porches
  • Stairways

Practice Drills

Practice emergency evacuation drills with all household members at least two times each year.