Make a home fire escape plan

Plan Ahead!

If a fire breaks out in your home, you have less than two 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, including you!

Today you’re going to make a fire escape plan with your family and practice escaping your home in case of fire. Create and practice your home escape plan. Watch the video and follow the steps below to create your own fire escape plan for your home.

Making a Home Fire Escape Plan

Steps to make your own fire escape plan

  • Download our escape plan worksheet and draw a simple floor plan of your house.
  • Label two ways out of every room – especially sleeping areas.
  • Decide on a family meeting place in a safe area outside.
  • Go over the plan with every member of your family.
  • Check the smoke alarms in your house by pressing the TEST button on each alarm.
  • Practice the plan with your family.