Escape Planning

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Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Make and practice a fire escape plan.
  • Plan two ways to escape from each room.
  • Pick a place to meet after you escape to check that everyone got out.
  • Practice your escape plan every month.
  • Plan for everyone in your home - including babies and others who need help to escape.
  • Involve children in making and practicing your escape plan.
  • Teach children to never hide during a fire - they must get out and stay out.
African American Family around table (baby looking at camera)
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African American Family around table (baby looking at camera)

African American Family around table (parents looking at children)
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African American Family around table (parents looking at children)

African American family around table; Mom looking at older son
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African American family around table; Mom looking at older son

Caucasian family at table smiling, child looking at father
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Caucasian family at table smiling, child looking at father

Mother and child seated
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Mother and child seated

Mother and child seated (overhead shot)
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Mother and child seated (overhead shot)

Mother and child with mother standing
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Mother and child with mother standing

Caucasian family at table (child with stuffed dog)
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Caucasian family at table (child with stuffed dog)

Hispanic women with children and fire personnel; one woman pointing at plan
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Hispanic women with children and fire personnel; one woman pointing at plan

Hispanic women with children and fire personnel
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Hispanic women with children and fire personnel

Asian-American family reviewing fire escape plan
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Asian-American family reviewing fire escape plan

Asian-American family; mother and older daughter pointing at plan
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Asian-American family; mother and older daughter pointing at plan

Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Make an escape plan that meets your special needs.
  • Ask emergency providers to keep your special needs information on file.
  • For people with hearing impairments, install smoke alarms with flashing lights or vibrating signals.
  • The fire department can help you with your escape plan.
Older African American man with fire personnel reviewing plan at table
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Older African American man with fire personnel reviewing plan at table

Older adults with fire personnel in center (older woman pointing at escape plan)
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Older adults with fire personnel in center (older woman pointing at escape plan)

Fire personnel with older couple discussing escape plan
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Fire personnel with older couple discussing escape plan

Older adults with fire personnel in center (adults looking at each other)
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Older adults with fire personnel in center (adults looking at each other)

Older Caucasian woman with fire personnel; woman pointing at escape plan
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Older Caucasian woman with fire personnel; woman pointing at escape plan

Older Caucasian woman with fire personnel; both looking at escape plan
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Older Caucasian woman with fire personnel; both looking at escape plan

Older Caucasian woman with fire personnel; vertical shot
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Older Caucasian woman with fire personnel; vertical shot