Fire can spread rapidly through a home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely after the alarm sounds, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). That’s why it’s important to plan your escape, and practice that plan with the whole family.
To make your plan as effective as possible, the NFPA recommends that you:
Practice your home escape plan now, and then again every six months; try to make it as realistic as possible. Waking up your kids for a nighttime drill can be especially effective at preparing them for an unexpected alarm, the NFPA says, but you may want to tell them about the drill before bedtime so they aren’t scared.
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