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Escape Routes

Close up image of an exit signDraw a floor plan of your home. Use a blank sheet of paper for each floor. Mark two escape routes from each room. Make sure children understand the drawings. Post a copy of the drawings at eye level in each child’s room.

If your home is taller than ground level, plan to use an escape ladder from upper floors. Make sure everyone in your household is familiar with these products and is comfortable using them.

Where to Meet

Establish a place to meet in the event of an emergency. Record the locations.

Where are you...Where to meet...
Near the homeThe next door neighbor's telephone pole
Outside the immediate areaThe neighborhood grocery store parking lot