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Health Tip: Creating a Fire Escape Plan

Don't wait until it's too late

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(HealthDay News) -- When a fire breaks out at home, there's often little time to think -- only to react. So it's important for families to have an escape plan.

The Web site offers this advice on creating your plan:

  • Plan two escape routes from every room in your home.
  • Set a designated meeting spot for all family members outside the home.
  • If a door feels hot, never try to open it.
  • In the event of a fire, immediately leave the home. Don't stop to collect belongings.
  • Never go back inside a home in which there's a fire.
  • Make sure your family practices the escape plan at least once a month.


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