Home Escape Planning

This is one of the most overlooked aspect of home fire safety, yet it is proven to be a crucial element in ensuring a family safely escapes a fire. There are many tricks of the trade when it comes to convincing families that creating and practicing a home escape plan, is important.

Some Tips:

  • Let the parents know that this is something the kids can be in charge of and responsible for
  • Suggest that the kids be given a whistle and a stopwatch so that they can run the escape drills and be “in charge” of home escape success
  • Empower the younger children to choose their family’s meeting place
  • Don’t forget those that have difficulty evacuating; elderly family members, residents with mobility, sight or hearing issues, and pets

Home Escape Plan Pub Ed Resources

Imagine Telling One (ITO)

ITO Resources

Every Second Counts (ESC)








ESC Resources (Word)

ESC Fact Sheet (PDF)