HOME ESCAPE PLANNING
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms, and advance planning — a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced.
- Basic fire escape planning
Step-by-step tips for creating a home fire escape plan - and putting it into practice.
- Clear your escape
Get rid of clutter and other barriers in the home.
- Sleepover fire safety for kids
Is your child safe staying overnight at a friend's home? NFPA offers a free safety checklist.
- Security bars
Sometimes a device that prevents one hazard creates another.
- Escape planning for older
At age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large.
- Tips for people living in apartment
Sometimes the safest thing you can do in a tall building fire is to stay put and wait for the firefighters.