How to make an exit

Fires can happen anywhere, at anytime. Whether at your home, an apartment or a dorm, it’s vital to know which exits are available to you.

Make a getaway plan: Develop a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year. Everyone in the household should know at least two ways out and be familiar with a meeting spot outside the home.

Get low: Practice crawling low to your exit.

Stop, drop & roll: It seems a simple concept most of us learn in our childhoods, but you can always use a refresher.

If you’re stuck: If fire or smoke is blocking your exit, stay in the room with the door closed. Place a wet towel under the door and call the fire department to let them know where you are. Stand by a window and signal their attention.

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