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Fire Prevention Week: Make an escape plan

Posted Oct. 9, 2019

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Adults should teach children how to escape on their own.

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, is a week during which the Fort Worth Fire Department encourages families to make an emergency escape plan. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

A home fire is reported every 88 seconds. Once the smoke alarm sounds, a fire can spread quickly, leaving only a minute or two to escape. That’s why it’s so important to have a home escape plan.

  • Start by drawing a map of your home and following guidelines from the National Fire Protection Association.
  • Plan two ways to escape from each room.
  • Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Identify secondary routes. For example, a window onto an adjacent roof or a collapsible ladder from upper-story windows.
  • If you live in a multi-story building, plan to use the stairs, never the elevator.
  • Designate an outside meeting place a safe distance from the house where everyone should meet.

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