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