Each year, thousands of Americans die and tens of thousands more are injured in home fires. Children are at double the risk of dying in a home fire because they often become scared and confused during fires. People can survive even major fires in their homes if they are alerted to the fire, get out quickly and stay out.
Take the following steps to make sure you and your family are ready for a fire:
Practicing Your Drill Now use what you've learned, set up your plan, including 2 ways out and a meeting place, and conduct a practice drill to determine if anything has been overlooked. Everyone in the household needs to participate for it to be successful. It may save your life.