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Here are steps to making your escape plan. Here are some HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLAN: RELATED TIPS: Take a picture of your family at your chosen meeting place in case of a fire and post it to your social media sites with the hashtags #fireprevention #firesafety #MyDiscoveryDestination #Wattson
Ensure family members know how to be safe in the event of a fire, and that the family has a safety plan.
Review the information below and then follow the steps to implement a family safety plan.
Have a favorite family treat while finishing up this project and reviewing the safety plans you have put together
Acknowledge the contributions of each family member and thank them for their __creativity/awareness/thoughtfulness__
To make sure that family members remember the details of the fire safety plan you may want to have little pop quizzes from time to time. For example, ask 'What is the safest way out of the family room if there were a fire in the hall?' Everyone who gets it right gets a piece of candy, or the first one to answer gets a piece of candy. Next question . . .
Give each family member an opportunity to share what they like most about the fire safety plan and some of the things they learned that they think will be helpful to them.
If funding allows you could give rewards that would support your safety plan, i.e. fire ladders, fire extinguishers, etc.
This Adventure was released in celebration of Fire Prevention Week. Take a few minutes as a family to fireproof your home and review some things you can do to keep your home safe.
Here are some ideas for you to use to celebrate this week:
Fire Safety Booklet for families with younger kids from the U.S Fire Administration.
Review These Tips For Preventing a House Fire:
Create a Family Emergency Escape Route:
Once you have your escape plan, it’s time to practice. The NFPA recommends executing your escape plan twice a year.
Clear Your Escape Routes
Items that block doors and windows in your home could keep you from escaping in the event of a home fire. And that could mean the difference between life and death. So unblock your exits today! Key to your family’s safety is planning and practicing a home fire escape plan twice a year. Start by identifying two escape routes out of each room, if possible, then make sure that each of those escape routes can be used safely by everyone. Download the "Clear Your Escape Routes" brochure in English or Spanish.
Tell children that some fires make lots of smoke, which is dangerous to breathe. Show them the safe way to respond when a room fills with smoke: get down on your hands and knees, keep your head up, and crawl outside. Have them practice with you.
Community Engagement Adventure
Share what you have learned with a few friends and encourage them to help their family put together a safety plan. Share this Adventure with them so that they will have the resources they need.
You could also make 'Thank you' cards and small gifts for your local fire fighters and drop them off at the nearest firehouse.
Have your teens conduct a monthly fire drill.
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Here are steps to making your escape plan. Here are some HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLAN:
Take a picture of your family at your chosen meeting place in case of a fire and post it to your social media sites with the hashtags #fireprevention #firesafety #MyDiscoveryDestination #Wattson