A fire can break out with little or no warning. The more prepared you are, the safer you will be.
- Know your emergency evacuation route at school and at home. Don't forget to identify a secondary evacuation route in case your primary route is not available.
- Emergency supply kits can help you be prepared. Items to keep in your emergency kit include a flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, whistle, phone lists, paper, pencil, water, and non -perishable snacks.The more prepared you are, the safer you will be.
- Smoke detectors should be located on every floor of your home and near all places that you and your family sleep. Smoke detector batteries should be changed on a regular basis.
- Have a meeting location at school and at home that everyone will gather after a fire evacuation. A meeting location will help you quickly verify that everyone made it out safely.
- Once you evacuate due to a fire, NEVER go back inside a burning building. Once out, stay out. Firefighters will rescue anyone who needs help.