Did you know? Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.
White Rock Fire Rescue wants to remind you of vital actions you can take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from home fires.
Plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different. Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them.
Download the Fire Prevention Escape Plan Checklist or find out more information by visiting FirePreventionWeek.org.