November 28, 2002
Have a family plan
(HealthDayNews) -- If a fire broke out in your home, would your family know what to do? Having an escape plan can save your lives.
According to Shriners Hospitals for Children, a home fire escape plan should include the following:
- A floor plan with two exits from each room. Windows can serve as emergency exits.
- A designated meeting place at a safe distance outside the home.
- Practice sessions for getting out of the home through various exits.
- Smoke detectors installed wherever needed.