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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Home Fire Escape Plan

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The Irving Fire Department wants everyone to know the importance of having a Home Fire Escape Plan and practicing it with your family.

Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

  • Make a Home Escape Plan and discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
  • Practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave.
  • And most importantly--if the alarm sounds...GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for items, people or pets.

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